Monday, February 27, 2012

Machine quilt challenge

After a few night shifts I have done my February Sew Cal Gal challenge, one is a sample to try out the colour, the other is a cushion - maybe, for a project I am doing. this was fun, but I need to expand my feather repetoire a bit and get more adventurous. Dianne Gaudynski is very inspiring so I am looking at lots of pictures and hope to do some more freehand feathers soon.

Its amazing what can be done in a few minutes between thinking about dinner and actually cooking it.

I have used blue King Tut thread on the green fabric,
 although my favourite thread at the moment is the Wonderfil range, they have lots of great colours and lovely variegated threads. The craft fair is coming again soon, so I may indulge in a few more reels...
The yellow on the border is wonderfil, it handles beautifully and seems to sit on the fabric well, a bit better than some other threads.
Almost ready to tackle the last 2 sample pieces in the teacher accreditation program, trying to get some decent hand quilting batting is proving difficult, might have to travel further afield tomorrow.

Ah a day off paid work tomorrow to do what I really want to do!


  1. I love what I see of your work...great quilting....

  2. Your feathers are beautiful! i like how do did them on the corner of the quilt. Lovely!