Friday, July 24, 2015

Starts and stops

I made a close-up video of the method I use to start free motion quilting and how to stop. BTW, this is the method that Ricky Timms and Hollis Chatelaine both use on their award winning quilts. Thank goodness I don't have to tie off all those threads anymore!

I hope you find this helpful and keep on quilting, Karen

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Melanie's round robin finished

This quilt was made by Melanie and her bee friends.  It's another Wannabees round robin quilt.  I just finished quilting it for her, (see the previous posts for some videos of the quilting process).  

The quilt is 72 inches square.  It has wool batting and is quilted with Glide and Aurifil threads.  

This is part of the center feathered star.

Here are the outer borders, heavy with feathers and basket weaves...  those weird little blue buttons aren't buttons at all, they're heavily quilted circles.  I am glad to finally finish this, now on to some of my own projects!  see you soon, Karen

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”– Steve Jobs