Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pleasantly Purple

I made this quilt as a sample to hang at my local quilt shop.  It will advertise my new free-motion quilting class which is an intermediate level.  I will teach it for the first time in April. 

The layout for this FMQ sampler was inspired by one made by Amanda Murphy. 

I saw her quilt when I took a class from her last year.  I simplified it by just using a solid block, but liked how the sashings and borders had different designs. 

I quilted this on the Bernina Q24.  I used Amanda's method of quilting everything in the ditch to stabilize the quilt and then rolling back and forth to fill everything else in. 

The binding is the same dark purple as the cornerstones.  I stitched it to the back by hand and added a label. 

The backing is a lighter purple solid. 

It was a little nerve wracking quilting with a high contrast thread.  Every mistake shows, but I didn't do any unpicking. 

It doesn't look too bad from a distance.  ;)

In my class I will be teaching pebbles, spirals, paisleys, hearts, flowers, leaves, feathers, and combining designs.  I'm really looking forward to it. 


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out for more quilty inspiration. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Miss S's Seventh Quilt

This is Miss S's seventh quilt.  It is the sixth one I have helped her finish.  She made it using my favorite jelly roll race method.  Her strips are not off-set as much as usual because she did not cut the first strip in half.  We still really like how it turned out. 

I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 in a spiral/wave design in rows. 

The rows were purposely quilted in different widths. 

She bound it the same day I quilted it. 

The backing is the same Kona navy blue as the binding. 

I love how the quilting shows up on the back. 

I love working on quilts with  Miss S. 

The sweetheart has already given this to one of her aunts who loves the ocean. 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Miss H's First Quilt

This is Miss H's first quilt which she worked on with my mother.  It once again uses the basic Turning 20 pattern with borders added.  I did the quilting and put the binding on my machine.  My sister will sew it to the back by hand and then I hope to get some more pictures. 

I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 with a wild quilting design. 

My niece wanted as many different designs included as possible.  It really stretched my skills and my brain.   

It was a relief to finish the quilting on it. 

I find it much easier to select a set number of designs for the entire project, but I love how it turned out!

Some of the fabrics highlight one design.

Others have a combination of designs.

I kind of wish I could have kept it.  ;)  I guess it just means that I will have to quilt another quilt like this in the future.