Get Ready for Valentines - A Wallhanging
Starting with a pre-printed panel is an excellent way to practice quilting motifs. It can also be a good beginner project. Add a few borders around the panel and you've got a wonderful wall hanging. They're also super cute!
The wall hanging above is just the panel with no additional borders added. I wanted to try McTavishing and this was a great piece to do some practice quilting. Just add your batting and backing and get busy quilting.
Here's my version of McTavishing:
I also wanted to try quilting some pebbles and microstippling.
Add a hanging sleeve or rod pockets and you're ready to decorate.
Here's a beautiful throw size quilt I made for my MIL for Christmas.
My local quilt store was selling the kit. I loved the fabric and thought it would be perfect for my MIL. The center is a pre-printed panel and the striped inner border is actually a flange.
I finally felt confident enough to quilt it with a scrollwork design. It reminds me of snow flurries and is perfect for this Christmas quilt.
The scrollwork design can be tricky because it's hard to quilt over the same line you just quilted, but I am getting better. Yay!
If you follow my instagram, I gave a sneaky peak of it in process back in November.
This is the beautiful Christmas tree skirt that Fran made for her daughter's 12 foot tree!
From point to point, it measures 83" by 83". We used Fran's gold Isacord thread on the top and So Fine thread in mustard in the bobbin. This is the first time I've used Isacord on the longarm and it worked beautifully.
These were the 3 preliminary sketches for quilting. Fran chose the design on the right.
I actually quilted it in September so she had plenty of time to bind it and add the opening to wrap around the base of the tree.
Just off the longarm and ready to trim the batting and backing.
Isn't that beautiful?! Thanks to Fran for this wonderful quilting opportunity!
My favorite way to express my creativity is with fabric. Join me as I share my journey with you. I hope you'll be inspired to create something too!