Saturday, August 10, 2013

A pleasing finish

This top had been in the cupboard for about 10 years.
I used it as a teaching sample for an advanced patchwork class.
The stitching was by hand.

 Grandmother's Fan

Tumbling blocks
  Drunkards Path variation

Reverse appliqué butterfly and flowers ( my design)

Double Wedding ring

Flying Swallows

I machine quilted the top, firstly with the walking foot and then free motion quilting.
I traced the design onto Golden Threads paper
Layered as many squares as I needed, free motion stitched through the layers without cotton in the needle and that gave me the perforated designs ready to pin onto the squares and quilt through. The paper was then torn away.

Here is a closer look at one of the finished quilted squares.

I was not very happy with the quilting in the border. I had not pinned the border properly and there was some puckering on the back but it looks fine from the front.

This was the last quilt that I had basted ready to quilt so that feels like a good accomplishment.
I do have some more tops finished that are yet to be basted, so after I have finished three more charity quilts I will get the next tops basted.
My goal is to get caught up on the tops waiting to be machine quilted and then to keep up with my quilting in the future.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Finished bird

I have finished stitching my little bird and I am quite happy with my first attempt at thread painting.

I still have the pansy to stitch to finish the design

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back to the legacy

It has been a very long time between blog posts.
I have been completing many things which are detailed on my other blog pamsprogress but mostly those projects don't fall into the "legacy" category.

I am now going to tackle more of those sort of projects.

The first is from an online class I am doing with Trish Burr.

The design I am doing is this robin and pansy

It is miniature thread painting and I have made a start on the tail.

The finished design will be a little over two inches.