Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt
After Basting the quilt I am now ready to begin the quilting. I never know what quilting design I am going to use, I always have a vague plan. If you could call it a plan.........
For me it usually involves feathers and a few circles and other random designs thrown into the mix. After stitching in the ditch around the applique I have started adding a few feathers, filling in around them with random sized circles. This always lays a good foundation for me.
Then I have to give some thought as to where I am going next...........and what I am going to quilt in that space........more feathers and circles ? Well I will post more pictures next week when I know the answer. Until then take a look at the fabulous Wendy Sheppard she always has so much amazing inspiration on her blog here.
I am using Aurifil 50 weight thread top and bobbin, the fine thread lets me backstitch on my feather designs without too much build up. My sewing machine loves this thread and I love the look.
While I'm busy thinking of my next move with the quilting, Benny has decided it's time I stopped quilting and let him have a well deserved rest.
I think that may be an excellent idea...... it's time I had a rest too.
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.