Friday, 24 October 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival -Fall 2014

 My second entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival is my Breakfast at Tiffanys quilt and I am putting it in the Original design category.

 It is a lap sized quilt which I designed myself.  For the center I used a charm pack ( called Breakfast at Tiffanys) and the disappearing 9 patch block.  Wide cream borders gave me lots of room for machine appliqued flowers and feathers.

I quilted this one( freehand with no stitch regulator)  on my Gracie frame with a Janome 1600P .  I was very pleased with the quilting as my machine only has a 9" arm space which is not very big at all!

                                                                       Center section

                              Quilted feathers in the border with McTavishing and pebbles.

 The flowers/feathers were machine appliqued with a blanket stitch on my smaller Janome 601

 In opposite corners I added some prairie points just to frame the quilting.

The quilt has dusky pink binding but I can't find a photo.  I'll keep looking and come back and add it.

If you would like to vote for my quilt then click this link.
Thank you if you do give me your vote and also for visiting today.
Enjoy the festival.

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2014

Its that time again!  Over at Amy's Creative Side, the twice yearly competition is just about to get underway. It's always a feast for quilters eyes.  A huge thank you to Amy and all the sponsors.

  Click the link or the logo in my sidebar to take you to the action!                                                                  

My first entry this time is my Owl Baby Quilt into the Home Machine Quilted category.

I made this in the spring of this year and it is all my own design.  The owls, leaves and tree are machine appliqued.  It has been copied so there may be other versions floating around on the internet but I did the original design.

It is all freehand free motion quilting done on my domestic machine, a Janome 1600P

If you would like to vote for my quilt click HERE.  Thank you if you do decide to give me your vote and thank you for visiting today.  Enjoy the festival!!!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Commissioned Cushions

Well this week I got the commissioned cushions finished and am very happy with how they turned out.  I'm not sure which is my favourite.

This one measures 18" excluding the edging.

This was the smaller of the two - 12".  Not that much room for fancy quilting but I did my best.

 I free motion quilted these cushions on the table top as they are small projects.

Next up for me is some frame quilting. Here's a sneak peek of my progress so far:  Hoping to get more done this week.

Thanks for visiting today.
Happy sewing

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Time for a catch-up

Its been quite a while since I last posted, can't believe it was July.  Life has been busy with family and recently a new addition.

This is Luna, she's a cocker spaniel and 11 weeks old.  She is settling into her new home and I have slowly been getting back to some sewing.
Over the summer I started a new hexie quilt, mainly because it was easy to pick up and put down when watching Luna.

I am also working on 2 commissioned cushions.  The first one is peacock inspired and measures 18"

Laying out the shapes - using Bondaweb here and a blanket stitch on my machine to finish,
Onto the fun bit now - the quilting

I still have to make this into a cushion and I have started quilting the second one.
It is smaller at 12 "and had to have tulips on it.

Here it is before I worked the satin stitch.  I've just started quilting it so more pictures next time.

I'll end with some good news.  This weekend is the Scottish Quilt Championships in Edinburgh and I'm very happy to say my Fruitsalad quilt took 1st place for machine quilting and a Judges Merit.

My Tropical Fish also got a Judges Merit.

I was at the show yesterday but didn't really get many good photos.
My friend Kay Bell, The Borderline Quilter won Best of Show with her magnificent 1514 AKA The Horse.

This photo is not doing the quilt justice but I will get more photos when I visit again on Sunday.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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