Saturday, 31 August 2013

Grandmother's Fan Quilt - More Qulting


Hi there,
I had a good week, ploughing on with lots of quilting.
Last post about the quilting on the Grandmothers fan quilt, I had got to the pale green border and had started adding some flowers.



I am using a Gutermann sulky varigated thread for the flowers and just a matching  machine quilting thread ( from Empress Mills) for the background pebbling.


 I'm free motion quilting this on my domestic machine and using a Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding - one layer..



 Onto the outer borders now and I decided to do random, continuous feathers with swirly bits.



                                                                   Back of the quilt


 Front - I was going to scallop the edges but have decided not to cut into the feathers.  Instead I think I will just round the corners off.








Apologies for the flurry of photos in this post. I'm really pleased  with how this quilt has turned out. When I was piecing it, I had planned to put appliqued hummingbirds in the border but they didn't look right.
Without them I thought the quilt was a bit plain and lacking something but I'm so happy the quilting has brought it to life and I have an unexpected bonus in the form of my hummingbird wall hanging - another unplanned project that just happened.   The embroidery is finished on that, it is off the roller frame and today I will be making a pieced border for it.
Also yesterday, I got DH to put my machine back on the Gracie frame so I spent last night 'playing'.
I'll show you some of that in a future post.
Happy stitching til next time
Rhianon.

15 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

you should be pleased .. it is beautiful x

Prisca2010 said...

Beautiful work! You are so talented!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just gorgeous Rhianon!! I love seeing your work,

Debbie said...

Just fabulous!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

I know I say this pretty much every time, but it's true -- your quilting is stunning, Rhianon!

Debbie Collins said...

I absolutely love the swirly feathers, I'm using them on a bargello bed runner I'm fixing to quilt. Your grandmothers flower garden is amazing!. You had commented that you had been asked to have a showing of some sort, can you explain what all that will entail and where it will be in one of your blog post? I think we would all be interested in knowing. Some of the terminology you use is different than we would use here in the states, so I wasn't real clear exactly what the show would be. If you think that's not to personal a question. I love seeing your posts!

Denise Russell said...

Wow! I am drooling on my shirt right now! How wonderful it looks! Hey, talk to me about fitting your machine on a frame - I bet it makes it easier to quilt larger projects. Right now I quilt on my Bernina...

happydaysquilting said...

fabulous quilting!

JoyceT said...

It is obvious your are talented and work very hard to perfect your art. I admire your work.

What Comes Next? said...

gorgeous border treatments - you should be very pleased - love seeing all the pictures!

CitricSugar said...

Rhiannon - you may be the reason I have to buy a decent thesaurus; I keep running out of words that mean the same as WOW.

Frog Quilter said...

Gorgeous quilting!

Carolyn said...

I love your quilt Rhianon; you can be very proud of what you have made. Beautiful work!

Mary said...

Definitely not boring anymore! It's fabulous!

Ivory Spring said...

Gorgeous quilting, as always.

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