As promised, I took some pictures of my quilt. This is a twin sized quilt. The scalloped edge along the stitched circles marks the edge of the mattress. So, when on a bed, the view of the ball pit and the bounce line will be very visible. The border spaced balls will fall on the overhanging quilt border.
Because the background is dark, it is hard to get a good photo that shows the stitching. However, I used a light tan for the backing. Flip over the quilt, and the stitching is very visible. After finishing the long-arm quilting, I felt that the stitched balls were getting lost in the background and hard to see. So I added a decorative stitch edging to these stitched circles. I think it really helps make the circles stand out more both on the front, but especially on the back, of the quilt.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make. Certainly the most stitch edged applique that I have ever done. I have so many other ideas for quilts to make. Time to get sewing again!
3 thoughts on “Bounce – a playful quilt depicting the view of a child’s ballpit”
Love the front and the back. Your quilts are so special.
Lovely. That was a lot of work.
I marvel at all the quilt you can do, I was happy to get 3 or4 a year. I love the bouncing balls, some day a young one will be thrilled to have such a sparky quilt