A glimpse into my quilting journey - projects, tips, techniques, and more.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
A new finish! This poor little quilt has been hanging in my closet for years. I designed the quilt back in 2009, and put it together at my very first quilt retreat in February 2010. And then it sat. First, because I could not find a backing I liked. I finally settled on one, although there wasn't enough fabric left on the blot. So I planned to piece the backing - at least I had something I liked at this point.
But then poor little thing sat around for a few more years, waiting for me to find the inspiration for quilting it. And then the time for quilting it. The incentive to finally get it done? It's going to a trunk show this week, so I had a deadline now.
I used my new computerized longarm to simplify the straight line quilting in the blocks. And then free-handed peacock feathers in the background, to provide a softer contrast to all the boxes and corners.