Saturday, 26 December 2009

The Quilting Cat

I'm making good progress on the aqua batik quilt, and have just got to quilt the borders, then it's done! I was saving it for the big reveal, but it's been pressed into use already ... :o)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Autumn Table Runner

At last I have a finish, I've made a lovely little autumn-themed table runner. This design was on the Moda Bake Shop blog, and I fell in love with it. It uses fabric from the Gobble Gobble range by Moda. I've been practising my free motion quilting using Golden Threads quilting paper - if you click on the first picture to enlarge it, you can see the pumpkin quilting design more clearly. There are two rows of a continuous line design in the middle section, then I picked out the pumpkin motif and one leaf to march around the border. I did the border quilting after I'd cut and bound the scallops, but next time I'll probably do it after I've cut the scallops, but before I've bound them. I also got the bias slightly tight in a couple of places, hence the curly corner :o). Live & learn, I'll be more careful when I finish the square one off. This runner has Warm & Natural in it, it does make for a very flat and fairly thin finish, I don't think I'd like it for a larger quilt.