Thursday, February 27, 2014

Feather Fun

Agnus Feather
This Feather is a little Doodle Practice with different backgrounds on the right a practice of McTavishing with curls and on the left a straight line behind clams and pebbles. Also I used different colors on my thread. 

Agnus Feather
I love feather practice so much that I have decided to start naming my pieces, because I have quite a collection this one is called the Agnus Feather.
This is one of my favorites, I hope you like it too. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Batik Kidz Quilt

I had so much fun with this quilt once I decided on a quilting plan. At first I was leaning towards an allover quilting design but I also wanted to make it more detailed.  

So , I quilted in rows in each row there are about 5 different blocks. I repeated the same 5 quilting motifs in those same 5 blocks all across that row and changed it up ever row.

This quilt is a kidz quilt, which means that this quilt will go to a child without a home, I believe that this quilt will be sent to The Cumberland House. I did not do the piecing on this quilt, only the quilting. It will have the binding done by someone else too. 

I am hoping that all of the different quilting motifs will make a little boy or girl happy.
 This is the back
Up close

Sneak Peak for Next Week - Have a happy weekend

Friday, February 7, 2014

Compass Quilt

This is the first quilt that I have made for myself, it is also a practice/doodle quilt.

Swirls and Pebbles all over and some Straight lines for a background effect
Leaves and Paislies here and there

Raw Edge Applique for the middle Compass Design made from circles

 I had to add some Feathers too...
I Love to Feather

 This Compass Star is from a tutorial on 
Green Fairy Quilts by Judi Madsen, check her out, her quilting is AMAZING. 

On this part of the quilt I was playing with combining curves and straight lines. 
Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I just have to quilt it out.

This picture is to show you the backside of the feathers on the border. I used the bump bump method, where you backtrack over the top outer edge of the feather, this method worked out okay but I do not like the look of it as much as backtracking on the bottom side of the feather back to the stem, also when coming back to the stem I seem to be more able to keep the curve of the feather. 
How do you feel about this and what type of feather do you like to quilt?

The Back Side

The back is a green linen table cloth that I have had for as long as I can remember, I think it was my great grandmothers. I have always liked the color and wanted to put it to use. Since I have had kids table cloths do not last more than a meal. I am so happy that I was able to put it to use, I had some problems with it puckering but it is one of my favorite pieces and I love the texture too.

If you notice on the top photo on the right side you can see my youngest boy 
Wyatt, snow days are the best.

 A sneak peak of next weeks quilt