23 May, 2015

Continue Your Free Motion Quilting Journey

Don't give up, beginner (free motion) quilter!

Free Motion Quilting tips and tricks

Still preparing the new free motion quilting ebook.

Have a great weekend,
Geta

22 May, 2015

New Patchwork Quilt

I finished this quilt a few days ago. All the fabrics are from the Fusions collection by Robert Kaufman.

 Patchwork Quilt
It's a decent size - 36'', it was a pleasure to quilt it.

 Patchwork Quilt
Quilted with Aurifil 50wt.

 Patchwork Quilt

The center octagon measures 2''.

 Patchwork Quilt


The center design measures 28''. From 2'' to 28'' in just three steps!


 Patchwork Quilt
The border is 5'' wide and I chose to quilt double feathers (feather in feather) on it.
 Patchwork Quilt
At first I thought the feathers are too small and you have to look closely to see their beauty, but in the end it was a great idea - the quilting on border doesn't draw attention. The center design remains the star.

 Patchwork Quilt
 Patchwork Quilt
Pattern coming soon!

Have a great weekend,
Geta

I am linking to Finish it up Friday.

21 May, 2015

Starting your Free Motion Quilting Journey

Free motion quilting could be intimidating.

As a beginner quilter, we see the work of other quilters and we think we will never be able to quilt as beautiful as them.

We know the feeling because many of us where there. But we know that the hardest thing is to start. So I though to include a few (famous!) words of encouragement in my new free motion quilting ebook.

 Free Motion Quilting ebook
Stay tuned for a few other quotes. It seems writing this ebook takes me much more time than I anticipated.

Geta

20 May, 2015

Applique Apple Quilt

I have a thing for apples!

Applique Apple Quilt

And one in unusual colors, why not?

Applique Apple Quilt
The pile of quilt tops is growing!
Geta

17 May, 2015

Design Wall for Quilters

I found that the easiest way to photograph quilt tops is after you made the quilt sandwich. The fabric sticks nicely on cotton batting, keeping the quilt top perfect and flat.

Design Wall for Quilters

Design Wall for Quilters

This top is already quilted and washed, tomorrow I will add the binding!

Design Wall for Quilters

For my new sewing studio I plan to make a portable design wall, covered with cotton batting or maybe flannel. While I rarely need it effectively for design, I think it is of great help for photography.

I searched on Pinterest, here are a few ideas, in case you are interested in making one for yourself.

Vanishing Design Wall for Quilters

How to make a semi-portable design wall 

Portable Design Wall

Design Wall 


Retractable Design Wall

Design wall from vinyl with cotton flannel on the back


Great tip to clean your design wall
Maybe a lint roller would work the same??

Geta

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