My friend Angela ( we belong to the same quilt group - Glenrothes Quilters) made this beautiful sampler quilt. It is from the Lynne Edwards book, The Essential Sampler Quilt.
Angela did a fantastic job making all the blocks, adding sashings etc and had got as far as basting and stitching in the ditch around each block then she got stuck and didn't quite know what to do with it.
After we got talking one day about vintage sewing machines, she offered me not one but three vintage machines including a Singer treadle and a Jones hand crank that is GREEN and an electric Singer with beautiful decals. In return I offered to do some quilting on her sampler quilt and so the deal was struck!
I quilted it on my Janome 1600p on the table top. This quilt is so big it would not have fitted onto my Gracie frame anyway. To me most of hard work was already done, i.e. basting and ditching, all I had to do was fill in the blanks.
Have to say, I really enjoyed quilting this. Here are some of my favourite blocks:
For the borders, I quilted a continuous feather.
I didn't take many photos of the back - but here's one :
I'll leave you of one last photo of this beautiful quilt and say Thank you Angela for letting me loose with my sewing machine. I had a blast!
Til next time