Bungle Jungle Quilt – Making Progress

I am slowly but surely making progress quilting my Bungle Jungle quilt. This is my first attempt at a modern quilt. I discovered the whole modern quilting movement just a few months ago and have truly been smitten!

Pebble Quilting

I started with just one Bungle Jungle charm pack and surrounded the charms with lots of  “negative” space so I could practice my free-motion quilting skills. I used Kona Cotton Solids in white for the background.

Cucumber Vines QuiltingI love how the pebbling turned out and I’m now learning how to quilt some swirling vines. My vines look a little more like hooks, but it’s still fun to vary the motifs.

LinesI like the textural element that quilting gives to a quilt!

Curlie-Cue SwirlsAt first I thought I would surround the little hands entirely with just one quilting motif, little curlie-cue’s.

However, after I quilted a few squares, that got old very quickly!

So to keep things fun, I’m switching quilting motifs throughout the quilt. Not only will every charm square be quilted differently, the background fills will change, too.

I’ve only finished about 4 rows of quilting so far (out of 15!) but I am enjoying the process. The key is not to rush it. I only quilt a couple of squares per day. This gives me daily FQM practice so I won’t get bored. This will be a long-term process and I won’t even attempt to record how many hours the quilting takes. But I am having fun and that’s what’s important!

Bungle Jungle Charm QuiltI think I will call this quilt “Busy Hands” not only for the cute little quilted hands, but because I am keeping my hands quite busy quilting this baby!

15 thoughts on “Bungle Jungle Quilt – Making Progress

  1. guystamper says:

    I love how you quilted these pebbles. Can you tell me how you did this on your machine or a give a link that shows how this is done. New guy guilter here that is also smitten with jelly rolls and the modern quilting movement. Great job!!

  2. Kathleen O'Grady says:

    Wow! what a great job you are doing! I am inspired, I have not quilted any of my quilts that I have sewn, I am having a hard time deciding what design to go with (and the fact that I have never done it before is a bit daunting). I can’t wait to see your finished quilt, it will be awesome!

  3. teabluetoys says:

    Just adorable! You add a whole new level of awesomeness with this quilting. And there is no matter how long it takes, it’s so beautiful. Keep enjoying the process of quilting and keep sharing it with us!:) Well done!

  4. Karen at Fireball says:

    Your quilting is awesome. It’s incredible how the quilting gives blocks 100% more personality.

    Hmm….young grandmas and moms….maybe try their little footprints, too! It would probably look adorable to have foot prints walking around a quilt, or its border.

  5. mary says:

    Christa, I love it~ A new gramma myself, one is 2 today, and the other is 1 next week! What a fantastic quilting idea! See something like this in their future! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me~ now back to UFO’s because I want to start something new 🙂

  6. Emma says:

    I absolutely love the hand prints. My two year old granddaughter is coming to be with me for a few days. I have to steal (borrow, with your permission) your idea. I love it. Your quilt is beautiful and so very unique!

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