Just under the wire to call this quilt a finish for 2012!
I began the process by basting the quilt together.
You can see the method I use to baste quilts here.
December's Free Motion Quilting Challenge featured several
different border patterns and was taught by Patsy Thompson.
I have several of Patsy's quilting DVD's and enjoy her style of teaching.
The secret to her method is to break down the project into manageable parts.
Following her instructions, as you can see in the above photo, I made
tick marks along the border at 1/2" increments to keep my quilting balanced.
(Be sure to use a disappearing ink or water-soluble pen.)
Once the tick marks were in place, the machine quilting
was easier than I anticipated and each border row was
quilted without incident.
Even though it is difficult to tell, there are feathers quilted
in the green border. The thread I chose and the print in the fabric
make them a bit difficult to see....but they are there. Really they are! lol
In some ways, it was a bit freeing because I wasn't paranoid about
making mistakes since the feathers were not quite so visible.
A peek at the back.
In conclusion, Patsy was right when she said, "It looks complicated, but you can do this!"
and measures 50"x57".
Check out the other finishes this week at
May you always Sew in Peace!