Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Quilting, quilting

I am gradually quilting my next challenge quilt. I decided to do both hand and machine quilting on this one. The Chaos Crumb blocks had stretched a bit, so I have done some hand quilting along the strips - not all of them, just 5 in each block - enough to hold them down but still retain a bit of snuggle.
In the white parts I found a great machine quilting motif in '60 Machine Quilting Patterns' by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels. Looks really good, but is very easy - just my kind of deal!

You do the centre small petals first, then the bigger ones and then add the three part leaf at the end. Here is my effort. I didn't mark the whole thing, just measured from the centre of each square where the tops of the small and large petals would go, marked it in red washable pencil and then went for it. The beauty of this method is that since no two flowers are exactly the same, they all look great! Well, I think so!


loulee1 said...

That looks great. And as you say, lots of snuggle.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh that looks great and that book looks fab too...wouldn't mind having a closer look at it if possible ;o)

Karol-Ann said...

Very nice indeed!