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Friday, January 28, 2011

Machine Quilting

Its so hot - so some more photos

This is my first whole cloth that I have designed and sewn, with the help of lessons from Sharon Schamber.

Its is sewn on Cotton Sateen using whilte silk thread on top and Cream aurofil in the bobbin.  I didnt have enough white for the backing so used a cream Kona Bay cotton.
There really are some pencil marks here.

So now my dilema is - how to finish it...make a cushion or just bind it?
Too hot to do much today.
Should cut out some blocks :)



Linda said...

Joan, it's so beautiful! I LOVE the quilting!!! How long did you work on it? Did you take a class from Sharon or watch a video! You did such an amazing job!

Unknown said...

Joan this is just stunning - you've done a great job here. I don't know what I'd make with it, probably bind it and hang it in my work room as inspiration, but then knowing me I'd probably have jumped right in and made something larger first time around, (prat that I am I can see it happening someday, maybe towards the end of the year when I've decimated some of my current UFO's)

Beatriz said...

I truly admire your work.
You´re very kind to have posted in my mother tongue.
Have a nice week end.

Frances Leate said...

Joan you have certainly nailed those feathers - the quilt is superb. Hope the cyclone doesn't prove a problem for you. They are a fact of life for us here in Cairns but stressful at the time. Take care!

sara said...

que preciosidat es una marabilla
te felicito

Crispy said...

WOW that is sooooo beautiful!! Have you tried the pencil removal formula?


Quilt Rat said...

I hope that you are brimming with pride when you look at this.....It is completely fabulous! I think I would bind it and hang it somewhere in a place where I could look at it often
What size is it?

Diane said...


Deanna said...

I'll trade your "hot" for my "cold." But, seriously, the quilting looks beautiful.

What Comes Next? said...

Breathtaking! Oh my Joan, this is just gorgeous! My husband was looking over my shoulder and he had a big WOW for you, too! You've done such an incredible job on this, you should be very proud and display it prominently, and not worry about the pencil marks as the rest just overpowers them!

Julia said...

It's so beautiful,Joan..
You realy have a gift for doing beautiful feathers now...
Hope your safe there and no damage ..

Kim S said...

Absolutely beautiful!

dls said...

Wow.... this is stunning work. Thank you for sharing.