Something went 'ding' in my brain and I motored for a couple of sewing sessions to finish some quilt tops that just needed that little bit more? Have you got many of those?
This is my Full Moon Forest Medallion Quilt - started...well lets say a while ago as a Quilt-along here - have to say 'not easy' probably cos I'm not that comfortable with creating my own design and then having to work out maths to get it all to fit! BUT I did have fun and I am really pleased that
1. it is finished sortov and 2. it's my design and 3. that I actually like it ;)
A lolly pink vintage chenille bedspread will the backing - I have a falling over pile of chenille which I have collected and never done anything with...UNTIL now!!
Don't know about batting though - the chenille is heavy - does it still need batting? Ideas anyone?
I posted before putting these photos in - applique-ing my hexies onto the quilt top using this foot No. 5 Bernina - I think it is called an Edge Stitching Foot??- made a huge difference of keeping the stitch as close to the edge as possible while not creating a flap cos 1/4 " is just too wide.
Just remember to readjust your needle position to the side -
I clicked mine 2 positions to the right of normal (edit: I mean to the LEFT of normal - I really do have a problem with this ;) )
I had technically finished my Basket Case Pattern quilt - I am naming this one British Blues because I got the English fabric as a jelly roll - never seen this range anywhere, but boy, is it striking!
I wanted a border of random ribbons escaping off the page, and decided to do just 2 sides - I rather like the eclectic look of the patten being in the corner of the quilt and not so 'square'??
The backing was fun, because I just chose some fantastic blues from my Kaffe Fassett box - YUM! (blue mums on side are Martha Negley) I love walking up my stairs and being greeted with this explosion of blue and green! Not really sure yet how to quilt it - the ribbons run under each other so if I do straight lines they will intersect and form squares which I don't want - I could just quilt the white middle bits, but in what pattern?? Hmmmmm creating always gives you something to natter your brain over....
The pair are a-waiting a rather large but elegant machine to get ready - well actually more like the operator to get ready...more on that soon...GRIN!