Thursday, September 18, 2014

Current Projects

The center for my Di Ford quilt - I am getting more broderie perse appliqué sewn down. I had to redo my stems - I realized I had made them too large for this setting so instead of always wishing I had changed them, I JUST DID IT. Now it looks much better!
 I sewed the binding on the medallion quilt - again, by machine. Still working on getting my settings just right. I used the walking foot both times to get it to feed more evenly for me.
 One more block in my Primitive Garden quilt - birdhouses! It's a long block so I divided it into 3 pictures!
 I really enjoy watching birds in our backyard and
identifying all the different ones that come to the feeder!
Take some time to stitch today!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quick Medallion Quilt

 It all started Saturday afternoon with these fabrics which had been residing in a plastic shoe box, just waiting for the perfect pattern.
This Villa Rosa Designs would be the one!
 I tried a couple of combinations of fabrics for the center and inner border
and chose this one!
Here is one layout I had early on but then decided the burgundy paisleys were too dark and took away from the border. I find my camera to be one of my best tools for looking at my quilts and seeing what needs to be moved or taken out.
Here is the final quilt top! Made in just a few hours! It is 54" x 63". I enhanced the colors on my computer so it brightened it up a bit. How fun is this??!! Makes me want to take another fabric combination and try it again! Happy Stitching!