19 September 2012

FMQ - September

This month's quilting expert was Paula Reid.  She is the owner of "Batts in the Attic" quilting studio where she has designed many patterns.  Paula loves doing beautiful free motion quilting on large quilts using a domestic sewing machine and her "fluff and stuff" method makes so much sense!  You can watch her video here.

She provided us with a stencil of a fancy feather design to fit in an 8" block.  It was not a continuous line design so some backtracking was needed.  I first quilted the circle, then the inside feathers followed by the outer feathers.  I used Don Linn's technique which we learned in the April tutorial to transfer the design on to my fabric.  Here is my finished design.

Fancy Feather Design



I used a variegated thread to quilt the inner and outer feathers and a green Colorful embroidery thread to do the four corner groups of feathers which I thought could be leaves!  But this is my interpretation of the design!  I finished off with quilting pebbles in my favorite gold Colorful embroidery thread around the outside and red "trellis" work in the centre.  I used a titanium 80/12 needle.

Thank you Paula Reid and SewCalGal for a most informative tutorial.

6 comments:

  1. Oh Carolyn, this looks wonderful. I love the colored thread. You did a fantastic job! ~Jeanne

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    1. Thank you Jeanne. I love working with coloured thread and yes, I'm just loving my new machine!

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  2. Carolyn, I love your September piece! Just beautiful, as always! I really like the variegated thread. Great job!!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, you always have such kind words.

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  3. So pretty -- I also like the way you incorporated different thread colors!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. I just love experimenting with different threads, especially those with a shine!

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