Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A bit more show and tell

Ok so I have taken a few more shots of the tail feathers quilt and once I saw it lying there on the bed all sad and unfinished I felt sad. :-(  (Note to self - find time to do a bit of quilting)(Note from self - Yeah right... time there is not enough minutes in the day)

So here is a couple of full shots - Well as much as I can get in whilst cramped inside at 10 o'clock at night.

I have completed all the ditch quilting, I've done a lovely zig zag across the 1 inch block strips, and half completed some curves on the log cabin blocks.  Here are some close ups.

I'm only a real beginner with the quilting so at the moment I haven't ventured past stitching straight and curved lines with my open toe walking foot.  I need to do a class to do some free motion quilting because I do need to outline the features in the stitcheries and add a bit of texture I think.

So as I said on my last post I do a class on a Thursday afternoon with Michelle Marvig, and once I had begun quilting my Tail feathers I started on my next project "World Traveller"one of Michelle's patterns.  I decided to do this as a wall hanging for my lounge room and chose to do it in chocolates and aqua.  I have just about completed the quilt top, I only have to do the foundation piecing of the dog tooth border.  Here are some shots.

This is one quarther of the quilt and the last dog tooth border with face in towards the other. I couldn't open it right out as there wasn't enough space. I will use the design wall in class tomorrow to try to get a full shot.

There are two different backgrounds : a tiny spot (above) and a bigger spot (below)

In the centre of the dresden I still have applique an aqua circle and then the brown medalion on top of that the same as between the points.   I learned a lot of new techniques.  I love foundation piecing, the preciseness is lovely.

Anyway that's enough for now... gotta get ready for class tomorrow.  I have also just posted on the Vignette in Stitches Blog ...... because yes I have yet another project on the go.... LOL.

Have fun


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