|The quilts pin basted. I used a hera marker to mark the quilting lines for the red and white quilt.|
|The binding all sewn together. I am using a single layer binding.|
|Designer: Cheri Payne (freebie)|
I finally tried free motion quilting. It was really scary but interesting at the same time. The stitches are not perfect and their some jagged edges too if you look closely. But I hope with practice the meanders will truly meander :)
|Designer: Ann Hermes|
I used the same colour scheme in the magazine instead of those in the instructions. Straight line machine quilting in the form of a chevron.
Broken dishes block, straight line machine quilted.
The X-Quisite blocks quilt and Little Star blocks quilt (both are challenges on SQT) are all hand quilted and now for the binding.
It looks like I'm trying to clear all the WIP quilt tops that I have before I embark on a new one. I've not done any piecing for some days now :p But I think I need to pull out some fabric for some test Jacob Ladder blocks as done by Lucy.
|Peahen's Valentine. Designer: Appleseed Prim (freebie)|
|Tutorial for zipper bag found here.|
It's Margaret W's birthday today. She messaged me to say she has opened her package. It's a needlecase similar to the one I made for a swap recently but in semi-prim fabric Beach House by Blackbird Designs. The zipper bag was easy to tackle but the bulk caused by the fusible batting was a concern. I think I shall use regular interface the next time. I made another zipper bag for Jackie W too. Quite fun really!
The curtain is finally up but I think I need to swap the panels, too much red side by side. A little busy if I may say so but I hope to get used to it.
I'll leave you with some tin whistle music. Still working on Silver Spear :( This is a basic The Foggy Dew but I hope to learn the ornaments and incorporate it into this lovely melody.