Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sew day and a giveaway

I have spent early Saturday morning sewing up some goodness with a finish and a beginning.  So let me ask you have you ever had an idea grab you?  Something you have never done and never really thought you could do?  Machine quilting has been that idea for me in many ways.  Especially the dense patterns such as I see Leah Day do on her blog.  So how did I get brave enough to do this?

I tried to think of all the ways I could quilt these little houses on my mini quilt swap piece and the stone like pattern just insisted I try it. 

 Boy was it tiring.  Even on such a small quilt.  And I had to dig out my elegant gardening gloves that look like evening gloves but have gripper stuff on them.  I also went through 2+ bobbins because it is such a dense pattern. 

I straight line quilted the borders which seem to set off the center nicely!  And then added a happy dot border.

BTW here is the pattern I drew up on the computer to paper piece the little houses.  I also free pieced a couple.

I used this wonderful busy Kafe Fassett for the back which went well with the the other fabrics and hid the quilting.

I think it turned out great and cant wait to give it to my secret partner at the TMQG next Sunday!
Keep dreaming...Colleen

I am up to 5 blocks!  Veggie Hunter blogged about hers! I cant wait to see the other 5!


Alberta Gal, Shauna said...

I love your quilting. What kind of machine do you have? I am looking at maybe getting one that I can do little quilts on instead of sending out all my quilts but I am not sure what kind I want. The quilt looks GREAT by the way. Love the colours and houses.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love your little houses. The pepple work just sets them off and the straight line is a perfect end.

gill said...

Wow! Your quilting is just perfect for your little houses quilt!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

For quilting gloves, I buy kids gloves with the gripper spots on them at the $1 store. You might have to wait closer to winter to get them :)

Lee said...

I am a new quilter - the quilting is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Jill@northstarquilting said...

It looks fabulous. My first attempts at FMQ failed miserably but I'm determined to keep trying because I love the look of that pebble quilting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You are brave. I'm still horrible at quilting. Guess I need to practice.