Sunday, July 31, 2011

lessons in free motion quilting

My wonderful mother is letting my use her Vikking Ruby sewing/embroidering machine.  It is a WHOLE lot different than the little Janome that I was using in Korea.  One thing that I really wanted to try was free motion quilting.  I had been reading and seeing a lot about it online and wanted to give it a try.  A few weeks ago I picked up some fall fabrics by Robert Kaufman (the Nutmeg Collection)  They Are just beautiful!  I decided to make a couple of table runners out of them, then quilt those.


This is the first one I made.  For the quilting, I just went around each of the leaves.  This was a really quick project.  I still need to bind it.


For this one, I went around each of the leaves and stars.  That looked ok, but I wanted to leaves to really pop.  So, I did some stippling (sp?) in the area between the leaves.  I REALLY like the effect.  Overall, this one is my favorite.  I am thinking about making some of these using winter fabric and giving them as Christmas gifts.

I'm not sure if you can see the details, I'll try to get a better picture soon.

New Quilt

Well hello blog readers!!  I know, it has been way too long since my last post.  I've had such a busy summer!  I have been sewing, but my camera charger was left in Korea, so I finally grabbed my mom's camera to show you what I have been working on.  First is my new queen size quilt.  It is the first big quilt I've done.  I decided to do a disappearing nine block pattern.  I finished the top earlier this week, and the back today.