I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Big Project finished before the Beach Trip
Here is Kathy's Thimbleberries Garden quilt on the long-arm machine. It has patchwork block mixed with a faux-applique floral print block, and of course lots of borders. This will be a raffle quilt for the Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest. Kathy wanted an overall design, so I did floral motifs and leaves.
Since I was doing free-motion quilting, it was possible to try to add design elements in strategic places even though this was an edge-to-edge. In the faux-applique blocks, I echoed around the leaves and flowers without starting or stopping. I think it looks pretty good!
The backing is actually a warm tan color, but this photo shows the quilting from the back side.
Now it is off on vacation for a week! Bryson and the kids came up Thursday evening, and he is going to a wedding this morning while we head to the beach. He will meet us there as well as our other kids, Dave and Emily, and three other houses full of other Turners and McBrayers. All Charlie's brothers and two of my brothers and lots of nieces and nephews and grands. Fun! I'm taking the laptop, so maybe will send a few updates during the week.