Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Machine Quilting Fun!

Hi all!

I hope that you are all enjoying this hot weather!  Here in the Ottawa Valley it is extremely humid and hot!  Too hot to want any fabric touching me.  So, when a friend asked if she could drop off a quilt with me to quilt for her I said sure!  I don't have to be touching the fabric to quilt it on the frame ;-)

 

Isn't it a beauty??!!  I absolutely love the fabrics - they really POP!

 

I spent a couple of days quilting this for her - not because it was difficult or anything - but because once I got to the black it was later in the day and harder to see; so, I finished it up the next day.  Isn't it beautiful!  I am really happy with how it turned out.

 

I quilted this in a  60 wt variegated red to white thread in an all over meander wave pattern in the center and then switched to a 50 wt black for the borders.  Here you can really see the quilting on the back.  The fabric is actually black but it didn't really photograph well :-(   I love how striking  the thread is on the back (in real life LOL).

I hope that you are all enjoying this summer weather!  Anything quilty in the works?

3 comments:

beaquilter said...

that is stunning and great flame swirls. I have a huge monster to quilt for a customer too, I'm taking it slow too, also because it's warm and the kiddos are home and want to swim etc. and I also can't reach over the frame much or stand for long being 7mths pregnant :-)- due mid august- ugh! right in the heat of summer

Marjorie said...

Really beautiful--front and back.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katrina. I love your quilt. I have a question - have you ever made a rag quilt? I seen one on a website and it had a border, which is unusual for a rag quilt -- but I really liked it and would like to do one like that. Can you help me. this is the link for the one I saw -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG5tTQB5IbI

thank you,
michelle
quiltedchick@ymail.com