Friday, October 08, 2010

Machine Quilting

I'm bound and determined to improve at free motion machine quilting. These are some samples I've done recently for practice.

This one had the center motif marked on the fabric first so I could practice following the lines. Then I stippled around it.

The rest of the designs were free hand quilted with no marking. I wanted to practice a larger stipple, some vines, leaves and flowers, and some outline quilting.


I love tote bags and made some for gifts last Christmas.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Summer 2010

After a long absence it's finally summer and time to do some piecing and applique while on vacation. These wall hangings still need to be quilted but at least they are some new works in progress to show.

This wall hanging is about 22x25" and is called Late Summer Gatherings. It's from the book Primitive Gatherings by Burkhart and Meacham. The pattern had scalloped outside edges but I chose to leave the borders straight.

This little 16x20 wall hanging is called Simply Charming.
It's from the book Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith.

I adapted this sunflowers and chickadees wall hanging from a pattern called Sunflower Cafe that I found in the August 2008 issue of Quilter's World magazine. The original had a birdhouse border which I omitted.

This wall hanging, 27x34", is a McKenna Ryan PineNeedles pattern called Camp.Posted by Picasa