This weekend the long-arm machine was flying! I quilted, and quilted. Every chance I had I would sneak away to quilt. This Christmas Tree Skirt is calling me! I have certainly gotten through the January doldrums. Now we are off and running. I believe I am flooded with ideas of new quilts I would love to make. Seriously I cannot write, draw or sketch them out fast enough. I have not had a single thing on my mind other than quilting. A fact quite obvious to the dust bunnies, or small mammals growing in my dinning room. Are you ready to see some pictures?
|Quilt front--just off the machine|
Since I have been taking my craftsy.com class I have been looking for different designs to use in negative space. In the ivory hexagons I quilted six pointed starts and doodled lines around the starts to set them off. I tried to free hand the stars but my perfectionist tendencies jumped in and asserted that I use a straight edge.
I quilted a six petaled flower in the green hexagons. I was afraid to quilt to densely in the green hexagons. I wanted the fabrics and color to speak louder than the quilting.
Here is a picture of the back of the quilt. I let the kids choose the backing. The red is perfect for setting off the white quilting lines. (Although the mistakes are also quite obvious.) I used a swirl pattern (a new design for me) around the outer edges of the quilt.
Now the tough part, cutting through my finished quilt. Keep your fingers crossed.