Thursday, October 30, 2014

King size Sampler Quilt

Here's the finished quilt my husband wanted me to make. 
I call it "Quilt a Dream" 
It's my homage to what I love to quilt: 
Applique and hand embroidery from from Bunny Hill and Lynette Anderson, 
piecing from Ryokan and other traditional blocks. 
And my favorite thing: FMQ on my Janome Horizon.
I love it:) 
I designed the layout in 2013 and finished quilting the FMQ this July.
(I quilted the top in four quarter sections 
and the borders and then assembled to finish quilting)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amy's Free Motion Monday Quilting Adventure Project

I designed this backpack purse from an old and loved Vera B purse.
I used a practice sandwich from my favorite fabric I did when we practiced FMQ and feathers with Amy on Mondays.
I made one for myself and I donated one for a charity quilt sale.  

Here's a close-up of the feathers. 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Feathers


 I have been practicing my feathers so I could add them to my FMQ repertoire. They are so much fun!


Here's the single feather wave I quilted on the border to my Le Jardin quilt a free embroidery design found at www.red-brolly.com

Here are the drops on my king size sampler quilt. I used a single feather wave on the first blue border, a double feather wave on the outer blue border and designed a feather motif for the outer blue cornerstone to carry the hearts from the inner read border.
 

Finishing the king quilt drops


Gracie helping me quilt the feathers on the quilt drops



Oliver helping me add the side drops to the top 


Trimming the batting, ironing the hem, getting the junction between quilted sections ready to SITD and quilt

Finished drops attached and binding finished.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Free Motion Quilting the sampler quilt


Gracie posing pretty with the quilted and assembled top.

Gracie's inspecting her new quilt. 




A close-up of some of the FMQ. Lots of fun quilting these blocks.