Margie’s Top Is Quilted

Margie’s backing had been pieced and the backing and top had been loaded onto the longarm early last week.  The great batting debate began as soon as the quilt was loaded.  I know I over-analyze batting choices but I love batting and think it can make such a difference in the quilt. I went with Hobbs Natural, a light batting.  I love the feel of a quilt with this batting but I do not love using it because it’s so fragile and difficult to get through the longarm without tearing.  I made it . . no rips!

Obviously I don’t spend a lot of time deciding which quilting design to use!  :)  Once again, it’s Spiral Square by Keryn Emmerson.

Margie’s Top Quilted

I truly had planned to load the Baptist Fans template and use that on this quilt but then, in the end, the Spiral Square just seemed more right!

My panto is torn and stained and I think I might ought to order a new one because I’m beginning to believe that if something ever happened to this panto, I might have to give up quilting completely!

I used  Signature Cotton thread, the top color is Daisy (medium yellow) and the bobbin color is Buttercup (a darker yellow), simply because I was almost out of Daisy — didn’t have enough to use it on top and in the bobbin.

Margie’s Backing

For the backing, this blue/yellow floral has been in my stash for years.  It’s one of those fabrics that was probably purchased expressly for a backing but every time I start to use it, I think it’s too pretty to use and therefore, it’s been in the stash way too long so . . I used it!  It’s out of the stash!  Done!  Feels good!




  1. 1

    She is going to love that quilt Judy! It is simply gorgeous!

  2. 2

    Another winner from Yellow Jacket Ranch!

  3. 3
    Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and the panto looks great. Margie will love her new quilt.

  4. 4

    You really are a special friend Judy. It’s wonderful.
    I think Keryn Emmersom should gift you a lifetime supply of that panto. :)

  5. 5

    You can’t beat yellow and blue–beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

  6. 6

    good work Judy – the quilt is lovely!

  7. 7

    I have the same problem with backing s. I tend to think they are too pretty to be stuck on the back. Once my Granny gave us a quilt and we loved the back so much because we liked the quilting and it showed better on the back, so we put it on our bed that way, back side up.
    I agree that Keryn’s panto design works and looks so well on so many different tops.

  8. 8

    Love it, Judy!

  9. 9
    Dottie N. says:

    It’s beautiful, Judy!

  10. 10

    I am so glad you have completed Margie’s quilt. She has been on my heart quite heavily. The backing couldn’t have been put on a more worthy quilt…..bright, cheery and simply lovely. I am sure she will be deeply touched with your beautiful effort. Blessings, Doreen

  11. 11

    I love this quilt!
    I am new to your website. What pattern is it?

  12. 12

    One of my all-time favorite color combinations…the quilt pattern matches perfectly…as does the quilting design. Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement.

  13. 13

    GORGEOUS!! Margie is one lucky woman and I’m certain she’s gonna LOVE this quilt. I’m truly impressed that you used the blue/yellow floral on the back … I’m not sure I could have given it up no matter how perfect it was for this quilt. It’s just so pretty.