Friday, March 14, 2014

Latest Machine Quilting

Here is the full reveal of the last few quilts that I've finished. The Nest, pattern here, is a really cool quilt.  The pattern needs some adjustments, jmho, but that's why there is chocolate and vanilla.
I just think there are easier methods to get the eggs in the nest that will yield nicer results.  This quilter is going to have to remove the eggs and applique them.

See how much extra fabric is in the eggs?  Or she could stuff them *vbg*

I used a variegated purple to silver thread on the outside of the nest and did random ruler lines through the colored strips that surround the nest.  Now should you think these are random strips, let me reassure you that the pattern designer includes templates for every strip.  (no kidding)!  I hand drew the spiral with chalk and then free motion quilted it, shamelessly copied from the pattern.  Hey, if it's not broke, right?
Next up is a star quilt.  This one is mostly black background and the star is in the lower corner of the quilt.
I can't resist feathering 1/2 sq triangles, and JT wanted this paisley all over in the background for texture.
I love this quilt and the variety of fabrics she used was wonderful.
A perfect fall quilt, this one could stay out right up until you put out your Christmas decor.
Thanks JT for allowing me to quilt this lovely quilts. 
Hope things are quilty in your world.  Spring has arrived in the Pacific NW, the crocus are blooming, daffodils are blooming and we are slowly drying out!



Nancy said...

Thats a lot of background quilting. Love your work.
Are you still quilting on a Nolting? Your tension always looks great and I have so much trouble with mine. I would like to set my machine on fire some days.

Mimi said...

Both are beautiful. You did a fantastic job on two beautiful quilts.

Louise said...

Great job on the quilting, Sharon. Those colors are great.