Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Needlework Tuesday - As Good As Finished
It measures about 61 inches on a side.
This quilt was fun to make. I used a variety of templates from Marti Michell and made up the design from the middle out.
This quilt will find a home in our camper when that season arrives.
The Inbox Jaunt blog. It is a combination of flowers and swirls/baptist fan motifs.
corrugated cardboard. It is easy to do and can be adapted to any width space. Shown in the light green border on the left of the photo.
The middle row used just the swirl/fan of the Dizzy Daisy motif.
The tumbler border is 6 inches wide and this time I used the flowers from the centre. There is a tutorial called Happy Blossoms. it was a bit tricky to get into the spaces, but with a few extra leaves added here and there, I was able to give a fairly consistent coverage.
The final outer border gave me a bit of a challenge. It was four inches wide, which would have been difficult to work with on my machine. I first stitched a line, one inch from the previous border and added a row of swirls in that area. Then I did the same corrugated cardboard motif, alternating it every three inches from horizontal to vertical. Ignore the white chalk marks that I've yet to remove.
I did practise each motif on a separate piece of layered fabric before starting on the quilt. Even with that, I did improve as the work progressed. The hardest part of machine quilting is keeping the motifs at the same scale throughout the project. Having a reference sample to refer to really helped.
Now that I have this completed, I am looking forward to my next quilt.
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