Spudgrandma's Thoughts on Quilting & Life!

Maggie's Bug Quilt

I've started my journey making quilts for my grandchildren for their big beds.  My oldest, and only girl, will be 7 in Sept and I'm starting with her quilt which I am calling Maggie's Bug Quilt.  As usual, I bought the fabric and then tried to figure out what I was going to do with it.  I designed the quilt in EQ6 and for a first effort I'm quite pleased with the results.


The main fabric has lady bugs, butterflies, and fireflies.  It is very cute and the quilt picture does not do justice to the actual fabric.


I have the final border to attach and then I will piece the backing as soon as I figure out exactly what I'm going to do.


BTW:  The picture of the quilt is the EQ picture, I do not have all the borders on the quilt yet.

This quilt has been on the frame to be quilted since June 2011, I was not able to quilt while taking treatments, hope to get to it soon.

I finally got Maggie's quilt quilted and off the frame, here is a picture just before it was finished.


Posted: Tue, Jun 15 2010 12:10 PM by Spudgrandma | with 14 comment(s)
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Judy Iliff said:

I really like that fabric, Spud! I think it's going to be a darling quilt. :-)

# June 15, 2010 4:30 PM

Adele said:

wow how neat, i just love the colors and theme

# June 15, 2010 4:45 PM

Kathy D said:

Spud - you are away and running with EQ.  Well done! Maggie is going to love this quilt - the colours are so fresh and totally 'in'. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

# June 15, 2010 10:36 PM

Kris said:

Beautiful Spud. I love the lady bugs and butterflies. Nice job with the design.

# June 15, 2010 11:33 PM

gini said:

great design spud.   and cute fabric.   gini

# June 16, 2010 12:05 AM

jay-marie said:


this is going to be a great quilt I love the bug fabric.

# June 16, 2010 3:10 AM

Spudgrandma said:

Thanks everyone.  I forgot to mention that the bug fabric says "Girl Bugs"  you cannot see it very well in the picture.

# June 16, 2010 12:15 PM

Bonnie said:

What a cute quilt, I love the fabric and design.  She will love it.  Good job.

# June 16, 2010 12:27 PM

YOGIE said:

The fabric looks like all the little girls out there would love. Can't wait to see the results. For the backing, maybe you can put the left over fabrics together and piece it.

# June 16, 2010 5:32 PM

Spudgrandma said:

Thanks for all the kind remarks I appreciate your taking the time to look at my quilt and leaving a message.

Update:  The top is complete and I'm, now, trying to figure out how I'm going to piece the back.

# June 18, 2010 12:21 PM

Stephanie said:

So cool. Great pattern and fabrics. WTG..

# August 23, 2010 3:41 PM

Nana said:

Spud your quilt is so pretty.  I have seen the bug fabric and it is so precious.  I love playing with EQ.

# August 23, 2010 5:58 PM

Spudgrandma said:

Thanks Steph and Nana.  I'm going to have to figure out EQ all over again Nana, I have not even opened it up for the longest time.  A good winter project I think.

# August 23, 2010 7:59 PM

Spudgrandma said:

I'm getting closer to actually quilting this quilt. I just need to figure out the thread and the bobbin situation and I'll be ready to go. It's been on the frame for 6 months while I went through another round of treatments.

# January 1, 2012 11:09 PM