Tomorrow Morning

Yes, that is the newest quilt’s name. Tomorrow Morning. And it’s done.

A few days ago, Amanda was helping me with the photographing of this new quilt, when I decided to run back up to the house, to get a nail, to hang the quilt onto the fence with. Brilliant idea. It is a wall hanging and had a pocket with a rod in it, we just needed a nail to hang the rod over.

Remember we have a deep back yard. Really deep. This picture was taken from our back deck. The fence, I photograph quilts on, is as far back as you can see. Past the red trees, just in front of the solid tree line. Anyway, it took me a minute to run all the way back up to the house for a nail. (You would have thought my husband would have a nail in his woodworking studio, there, but no. He only uses screws and glue, no nails allowed….)

Anyway… daughter was patiently waiting for me, with the camera around her neck, when she heard a crashing noise. She turned around to see a doe and her fawn jump the fence then stop to pose for her. Not sure where the other fawn was, but momma has another one.

Scared the bejeezus out of her!


And off they went. I totally missed it!

Back to this week’s finish.

Ta Da!! I’m so excited!

“Tomorrow Morning”
a Sewfrench original
Wall hanging, quilt
44″ x 45″
machine pieced, machine quilted
A variety of Kona solids
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting

I have been playing with this idea since February. I talked about it, a week or so ago, and now it’s done! And I love it. Totally freehand and without a finish in mind, I just kept plugging away. I can’t believe it came out entirely flat *and I was able to square it without removing too much work!

I also love that I went with machine quilting, as opposed to hand. I was able to get so much texture with the stitching. Stitching as close as 1/16th of an inch and as far apart as 1/2″. Some hand quilters might have been able to do it, but I’m not so sure my hands would have held out for all the layers. Or maybe it was a patience thing….


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25 Responses to Tomorrow Morning

  1. Michelle says:

    That is beautiful!


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    That quilt is just gorgeous! It’s like viewing golden fields from above, very peaceful and warm.


  3. Love the waves and the colors you used. Make this an amazing quilt!


  4. Mary Ann says:

    What a finish! Just gorgeous1 I have really enjoyed reading your blog and hearing about Michigan!


  5. Fantastic! I’ve been wanting to do something freehand, but just can’t seem to convince myself to just jump in without any planning. This is great inspiration, thanks!


    • sewfrench says:

      This was so not like me to jump in without a plan. I had a vision but no knowledge of how exactly to pull it off. I say go for it! Just have patience and maybe a glass of wine!


  6. lynnema says:

    Love it! I have never made anything so free and organic, but am so enamored with it that I will just have it try it!


  7. timquilts says:

    I love your quilt!…love the colors, and the movement…beautiful!
    and love the deer


  8. Kristen says:

    Do you have a link to the method? Or book? I love the colors you used and the curves have such great movement.


    • sewfrench says:

      Kristen, as far as I know there is no book or pattern for what I did. With my background I have a pretty good working knowledge of how curves fit together. I just cut random, curved shapes and fit together. With a little practice you’ll figure it out 😉


  9. *That* is really cool. I love the movement in it – it’s so alive. 😀


  10. That looks great – I love those colours!


  11. Sarah Craig says:

    Oh, I love this!! It’s just marvelous!! The colors are fabulous – my favorites, so if you get tired of it, you can send it my way! Whoop whoop!!


  12. Winona says:

    Very nice. I love these colors. Great job. Great picture of the deer too. LOL I hope your daughter has recovered from the shock. LOL


  13. That is a lovely quilt! And those photos of the deer are so beautiful! I really admire quilters because it’s something I do a bit of so I can definitely appreciate all the hard work involved.


  14. Alia says:

    Beautiful colors! I agree, the texture you got from the quilting is really great


  15. P. says:

    That is wonderful! I love the movement in the curved piecing. Very fluid and organic feeling–also reminds me of the colors of those deer, or perhaps where they like to hang out.


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