I have designed this quilt for those who love to piece!! I am not a great piecer, but I know many out there are…
Curious minds want to know…. which is your favorite quilting step: piecing (or appliqueing), basting, quilting, binding? You probably already know what my answer would be. :) Have a lovely weekend! I will see you on Monday!
Hello Friends, my dusty ceiling fan is now squeaky clean! During my cleaning frenzy, I also managed to finish my “Pressed Flowers” quilt. It now has a name: White Bird of Paradise. Dmyers said that the points remind her of the Bird of Paradise plant. I have never heard of Bird of Paradise, but after doing some research on the internet, I am in agreement with her. I even found the white variety that has similar color scheme to that of my quilt.
Here is my quilty interpretation of the plant (unquilted, and quilted):
I can’t show you the entire front until the quilt is officially featured, but I can show you the back. All the feathers are free-handed with no prior marking. I did sketchy markings for the feather spines, but more often than not, I didn’t follow the markings.
I kind of did something fun. I used different threads in the bobbin to give my back a multi-colored look just to see if my idea worked out.
If all things go well, you will see the quilt in print. I am hoping to be able to complete a Thread Talk post on feathers for tomorrow. Do check back and hold me accountable. I only had about three hours of sleep last night due to work and cleaning. I have a dessert yet to make for our company tonight. Needless to say, I am beat…. but I am determined to respond to all your wonderful comments/emails, albeit slowly! Love you all!
Happy Veterans Friday, Friends! I want to thank you all for the great responses for my Starry Pursuit quilt. WOW! I am just now wading through the comments and emails.
I showed you a few days ago my “Home is where the QUILT is quilt” in Quilter’s World’s December 2011 issue, made with Thimbleberries’ Harvest Homecoming fabrics.
I am getting ready to work on more Thimbleberries fabrics!! YAY! The fabrics you see here are from Thimbleberries’ Pressed Flowers collection, an upcoming collection.
I should be working on the million things on my to-do list today. But I got this brilliant idea of sorting through all the leftover fabrics from the quilts I have made this year, with Miss Baby trying to help. Enough said…. You can imagine the chaos! And to top it all off, I am supposed to be cleaning for company. What was I thinking???