Saturday, July 27, 2013

Quilting the Linen and Leaves

Originally I was going to hand quilt this piece with linen thread.  I am not a hand quilter, and one quilted vine reminded me of that.  I pulled it out and decided to go with machine quilting.  I am duplicating the appliquéd vines and leaves with quilting, and even popping in a few quilted leaves between the appliqué leaves.  If you have not tried the Pilot Frixion pens I recommend you do so.  I can just draw around my leaf template or my curvy line vine, quilt over my lines and then the pen marks are removed by pressing the fabric, either steam or dry iron works.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Havest & A New Baby Quilt

Its harvest time at my house.  This is just half of what we have harvested so far.  There are at least this many more out in our garden.  We will be enjoying several months of summer squash.
I have been working on a quilt for my guild charity program.  They ask that each one of us in our birthday month donate a quilt for their program.  I purchased Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro.  By the way she has a class she is offering on Craftsy.  This pattern is called Baby Love and is just 36 by 36 inches.  A perfect size for baby, that you can quilt easily on your machine.    

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Linen and French General Leaves

A new project in process.  I think I need one more panel to finish the wall hanging for my hall this fall.  I was inspired by a quilt in one of the Portland Quilt Market booths.