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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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.