Saturday, 28 March 2015

Melons Quilt

Hello there
its been a while since I blogged but I always like to have a finished quilt to show.
this is my latest one. It was a happy mistake.  I actually wanted to make an orange peel quilt but couldn't find the tool.
Instead I bought an uneven nine patch ruler, thinking it would do.  When it arrived, it was far too big for an orange peel block.  Never mind, thought I'd play with my new ruler anyway!

 I used a charm roll called Love Glows from Crafts and Quilts.  Isn't it lovely fabric ?

These blocks measure 10.5".  Once they are made, I used the ruler to cut these shapes.

 Using the nine patch ruler again, I cut melons in cream to join the blocks together.
Then it was onto the frame for quilting.

 I used one layer of Soft and Bright and machine quilting thread from Empress Mills.

 So far, so good.......

 The only marking for quilting I did for the melons was a dot in the middle.  Its all freehand.

 This is my machine, a Janome 1600P.  I don't have a stitch regulator.  If you are wondering what the silver lever is by the handle, its a modification my husband did for me.  I really didn't like the gizmo that came with the set up, a start/ stop button and a dial for setting speed so now I have this.  My husband's a gem!

 Just off the frame .....

Finished and bound!

 I'm busy working away on a new quilt so will have more to show soon.
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting today.
happy quilting

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Floral Hearts Lap Quilt

This is my floral hearts quilt.  I started to hand applique these hears quite a long time ago and when I found them in a bag, decided to do make a quilt.
I switched from hand to machine applique using a blanket stitch in black around the hearts.

Sashings and cornerstones added.

Cream border with lots of space for quilting......

.... jazzed up a bit with more appliqued hearts.

Then onto the frame for quilting.

Quilted hearts and feathers... in opposite corners.

View of my machine on the frame....

Very happy with the quilting on this one.

Just off the frame.

I finished it off by rounding the corners and dark red binding.
It measures 56" x 62" and I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding.

This quilt is for sale. £300. Email me if interested.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Have a great weekend.
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