Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt

April 05, 2017 3 Comments

Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt|Pine Valley Quilts

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.........

Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

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. 

Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

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.

Machine Quilting Friendship Stars Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

I think that may be an excellent idea...... it's time I had a rest too.

Happy Stitching

Sharon




3 Responses

Roseanne
Roseanne

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

Jill
Jill

April 05, 2017

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.

Eleanor K Hunzinger
Eleanor K Hunzinger

April 05, 2017

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

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