Friday, 26 October 2012

PS010 - My Owl Quilt

My owl quilt, is the first quilt I have designed and marketed, as part of my designing enterprise of "Passionately Sewn". I just wanted to tell you a little bit about it.

My Owl Quilt

Val, from My Patch version

 My owl quilt, features a large panel of an owl family and an applique tree. This delightful single bed sized quilt, will delight anyone small or tall who loves owls, by changing the colours you can make this quilt for a bor or girl. Or you could make your family of owls into a wonderful wall hanging. It is a great project for the beginner crafter, or one that is be perfect for those with more experience too. The pieces are large and easy to piece together using fast to fuse applique methods.

I quilted allover the background with a swirl pattern

I quilted down the border in a easy feather.

The pattern is in full colour and provides step by step instructions. A technique section is also included to provide further advice if needed. The templates in the pattern are full sized and already reveresed for ease of tracing. Instructions are provided for fusible web app;lique stitched by machine, but the design also lends itself to a variety of applique techniques. Adapt the instructions to suit the method of your choice.

To purchase the pattern: Click here

A red and white Wall hanging

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My quilting, no longer just a stippler

I always felt that my quilting was purely about my fabric and cutting and sewing it back together. I will admit that I never really enjoyed the quilting aspect.

Although I did like my quilts to be well quilted, I always quilted them by stippling. Yes my quilting was the means to end.

Anyway.... My beautiful husband bought me a Sweet Sixteen quilting machine... The aim was to enjoy the "art" of quilting and to enhance my quilts. So, with my beautiful new machine, I thought I was well on my way... So from that, two things happened... I had a weekend away with my girlfriends and we attended a Kelley Wolfenson workshop, ( Don't Look Now) and I became more confident with my free motion quilting. Then I was lucky enough also to attend a Helen Godden workshop and & woo hoo. I am a bit chuffed with my quilting and I wanted to share.

This is the reverse side of a table runner..... I quite liked it...
I had a go at a new quilting pattern... like sashiko clams.... this for a new quilt design..... Asian inspired.... your first peek.

Feather quilting... Kelley Wolfenson style... very easy..

More Sashiko Clams.... reverese side this time....

One of my favourite patterns.... swrils and swirls.... love the look of this......

Sashiko Clams with swirls and Swirls.... I liked the contrast... he he

cheers Janeene