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.
Your rich colored applique fabrics contrast nicely with the creamy background. I love subtle backgrounds. How nice you have a friend that reminds you when to take a rest.
This is a lovely quilt also Sharon. I never tire of seeing applique and patchwork combined. Your designs are so inspiring to me to keep on keeping on. I just love it! Thanks, Kay Hunzinger, Phoenix, Arizona
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.
April 05, 2017
What a lovely quilt. I love seeing machine quilting in progress. I haven’t expanded into FMQ yet – I just got a walking foot which is amazing. I do have a darning foot sitting beside my machine, just waiting for me to give it a try. LOL I look forward to seeing your finished quilt. smile
Roseanne at www.homesewnbyus.com