Good morning, my Friends! I hope my post finds you well. Thank you so very much for your kind, assuring and encouraging words you have left for me on yesterday’s post.
I experienced machine issues when I was able to quilt my Fleur de Noel project. I brought Baby along when I took the machine to see my dealer. Fortunately it wasn’t something major. I was able to take the machine home the very same day and worked on quilting Fleur de Noel.
I find the black and red combination to be a very chic combination. These fabrics are from Henry Glass‘ At Home for the Holidays collection:
Instead of doing all free-hand designs allover the already busy fabrics, I decided to use a stencil design this time. The main reason is that I didn’t want to just stitch-in-the-ditch for the star blocks. I wanted to something different. I first stitched without the top thread through layers of vellum paper with the design transferred by pen on the top sheet:
Then I centered and pinned one sheet “perforated” with the design onto a block and start stitching (this time with thread) to quilt the block. The only thing you have to be careful is to be gentle when you tear the paper off so that you don’t “pull” the stitches loose:
Here are a few more quilting sneak peeks:
A quick view of the back:
This project is scheduled to be featured in Quilter’s World‘s December 2010 issue. Until then, I hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks! :)
Till next time, tootles!