Monday, October 10
Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/
Jennifer Eubank - https://jennifersewing.wordpre
Tuesday, October 11
Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/
Sally Johnson - http://sallysquiltingcorner.bl
Wednesday, October 12
Jessica Cadwell - http://www.desertbloomquilting
Anna Branch - http://arkangelcreations.blogs
Vicki in MN - http://knitbug2.blogspot.com/
Thursday, October 13
Pamela Boatright - http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.c
Teri Lucas - http://generationqmagazine.com
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/
Friday October 14
Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/
Joan Kawano - http://moosestashquilting.blog
Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/
Saturday October 15 - Final Wrap-up
The Giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow!
On Tuesday, I shared with you that I was asked to make a miniature quilt for the annual International Quilt Festival silent auction. I was thrilled. Here's the block I made:
Now to show you the rest of the process and the quilting. I had fun just playing with this little quilt. I started by drafting a pattern for the quilting.
Next, I stitched in the ditch around the applique pieces and did my curved lines. I decided to use two layers of batting for this quilt. I usually only do this on small quilts because it makes them heavier and harder for me to drag around through my machine. In this case I used the wonderful Hobbs Cotton/Wool batting for the base layer and Heirloom wool for the top layer.
Here's the back:
Some of these lines were stitched in LARGE basting stitches (center of piecture) compared to the rest of the stitching. These lines were there as registration marks for how far I wanted my feathers to come out. I didn't want to wash this quilt so I didn't want to use anything to mark on the fabric so this was how I worked around that problem. After quilting my feathers I did go back and pull out all the basting stitches.
Feathers. Oh, how I LOVE feathers. So fun!
Here's a closeup. You can see that I used regular feathers, hook feathers, and curl feathers in my stitching. That dark outside blue line you see? It's done with a Frixion pen. I rarely use them, but since it's going to be covered by the binding I did this time.
Now I'm starting to add detail. In the corners I added diagonal lines like picture corners in old fashioned photo albums.
Here's a close-up:
And the back so far:
Here's the quilt with it's final fills one. I did pebbles between the feathers and crying clamshells in the middle.
A closeup of the Crying Clamshells. I created this design for my Brick Wall Free Motion Quilt Along that I post about every Friday.
The back of the final quilt:
Adding the binding! I love to use colorful bindings.
The final quilt! I sent it off to IQA last month. I can't wait to see it hanging in Houston!
I hope you get to quilt today!