Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival Home Machine Quilting Category

                              This is my entry in the Home Machine Quilting Category
I'm linking up with Amy Ellis at Amy'sCreativeSide.com

This is a vintage bureau scarf, hand embroidered linen, circa 1950's
I marked and quilted the Sue Nickels trapunto heart wreaths in the center,
used Cindy Needham background stencils for the orange peel and fans,
and FMQ unmarked Sue Heinz inspired hearts in the corners
and along sides, and FMQ for the dense quilting and feather borders.

Some details of the quilting.

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2016

This is my entry for the Applique Category.
I'm linking this post to the Bloggers Quilt Festival
 hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy'sCreativeSide.com

                                                        Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate a Bunny Hill Design
made scrappy from my stash,
machine applique and FMQ on my DM.

Some details.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Linky Party #3 for the Ultimate Quilting Challenge 2016

September Finish.
My daughter Kelley gave me this beautiful vintage linen this past Christmas.
I wanted to use FMQ to enhance the awesome embroidery.

I used a Sue Nickels heart design for the trapunto in the center.
The Cindy Needham Ultimate Background stencils were used
to make the orange peel and clamshells.
I used the background stencils to mark one spine on the outer sash feathers.
I stitched that spine and then free motion quilted
the echoing spine and the feathers.
The free motion quilted micro stippling, clustered pansies,
swirls and feathers achieved some nice background quilting.

I used the Ultimate stencils to make registration lines 
for the Sue Heinz inspired hearts and half hearts.

Thanks so much to Darlene at QuiltShopGal.
Her blog has been so inspirational to me as I learn how to FMQ.
I'll be linking this post to the Linky Party #3 on her blog

Friday, September 2, 2016

August finish.

My August finish is Leah Day's Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.
 It was fun to learn Leah's trapunto technique in the hearts and feathers and
 her hairball and micro stippling everywhere else.

I like the echo quilting inside the hearts.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Ultimate Free Motion Quilting Challenge ~ Summer 2016

Thank you QuiltShopGal for this wonderful FMQ challenge:
Linky Party # 2 Doodle/Sketching with theUltimate Stencil Collection and        the Ultimate Background Collection designed by Cindy Needham

Here are some sketches and practice using some background stencils.

Here is the sketch I drew before attempting to quilt the linen I had already added trapunto to.
I used the circle stencil to get a good size and shape for the corner heart design.
The corner hearts and half hearts along the edge are from a MQU article by Sue Heinz.
I used the 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch background grids for the orange peel doodles. I used the clam shell Papa background stencil for the Baptist fans.
I must say I love using these stencils for this quilt I'm working on.
I can't wait to share the finished quilt:)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt sold for Friends of Feral Felines

Sew Purrfectly Pieced Kit by Bonnie Sullivan.
I added the blue flannel and FMQ the quilt.
I showed the quilt this weekend at my guild's quilt show .
(Ladies of the Lakes in Wolfboro, NH)
The tag on the quilt said it was for sale and that the
charity is the Friends of Feral Felines of Maine.
I am so excited that it sold for the asking price of $250.00.

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Finish

Here's my July finish. It's the Silo Barn Quilt from
Lori Kennedy's book Vintage Farm Girl.
I used 6" animal squares in the 18" silo barn blocks.
I like the animals peeking out of the barn doors.
I had fun FMQ this one. I like the silos, the wooden barns
and the bead board and feathers on the outer border.
Next month I'll finish my Leah Day Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.