Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As promised I have uploaded the pics of the flower quilt that I machine quilted on my home machine. The flowers are raw edge applique and intended to fray around the outer layers...each flower has four layers of "petals" and two leaves. I have also included a photo of the backing fabric which has words like peace, love, harmony, home, respect...etc. You can see some of the quilting on the pic of the backing.
I also included a picture of my signature. I prefer to sign my name, city & town, and year made right onto my quilt backing...if the backing is too busy or dark, then I will add a label, but I feel that in the long run it will be much more difficult to remove ink than a label so my basic history will always remain with my quilts.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Well 2009 has so far proven to be a year of frantic sewing. I completed two quilts this week and even machine quilted one of them on my home machine. This is a first for me with a quilt of this size 57.5"x57.5". It went so well that I believe I must have been outside of myself during the entire process. Except for a few snaggeroos when the bobbin ran out it came out nearly perfect. Will upload and post pics tomorrow.
I also finished a sweet little quilt top for my granddaughter (pictured above). This pattern is quick and easy. It is an original pattern from the quilt store where I teach and shop. Its called Maggie & Mac. You can find the pattern and kits at http://www.littleshopforquilting.com/ tell them I sent you!! Against my usual nature and previous post, I have decided to repeat this pattern for my step-grandson in dinosaurs and yet another with a "vintage" feel easter fabric for my stair wall for the easter holiday. When I say this can literally be made in a couple of hours, I kid you not. Now the question is do I machine quilt my granddaughters or send it out?! After my last success I am truly afraid to test the quilting gods