Friday, 14 August 2015

More Quilting with the Q'nique

I'm a bit later with this post than planned but better late than never!
I have been busy playing with my new machine - the Q'nique 14+.
What a great time I'm having - it more than makes up for the disappointing summer we have had here in Scotland this year.

 This was an orphan star block which I added some borders to and quilted.

I decided to make it into a cushion.  It measures 16" but I used an 18" cushion pad to make it nice and plump.  It is backed with a soft blue fleece.

Next project, I quilted this little piece of gorgeously dyed ( by my quilty friend Irene) fabric.
I just filled the whole area with feathers.

 My daughter had her eye on this for a pencil case but I made it into a pincushion and thread catcher for my workroom.  I love it and it is already in constant use.  I should've had one of these years ago.
Click this link for the excellent tutorial I used if you would like to make one yourself.
 Of course, now I had to make a pencil case so my daughter chose this fabric.
Here is the finished result, not bad considering i am not very good or patient with putting zips in.

Also this week, I finished a customer quilt.
Isn't it a great pattern?
Christine, my customer did a fantastic job at piecing this beauty and made it a joy to quilt on.

 The two outer borders........

 For the main background I worked chunky McTavishing......

......and only lightly quilted within the trees.

 The curviness of the McTavishing is a nice contrast to the sharp angular lines of the trees and creates movement and softness. I was very happy with how it turned out and I know Christine was too.

   Quilt back........

Next up was small tumbler lap quilt I made for my father in law.

Light quilting for this as it will be in constant use. It was just fun playing with my new machine.
I absolutely love it.
Sorry I have not written my review of the Q'nique yet but I will get around to it.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Happy stitching til next time


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

glad you are enjoying your new machine!!!! anyone would be lucky to have you quilt for them.

Doreen Auger said...

Your "orphan block"/pillow is dreamy! Putting a larger pillow form inside is an excellent choice! The hand dyed/batik fabrics are so wonderful lately and your thread catcher & pencil case are the perfect 'canvas' for those gorgeous feathers. I love your "chunky McTavishing"!! Gives the 'motion' without the stiffness that often comes from very dense stitching. The tumbler quilt is on my "bucket list".......your gift will be much loved. Hugs................

Debbie Collins said...

These are lovely. I can tell you are loving your new machine!! Question?? How do you get your quilting to have so much dimension. What batting do you use. My quilting looks quite flat compared to yours and I know it's the batting. My customers like their quilts to be thin and like the Hobvs 80/20 for a traditional look. I want my quilting to pop on some of my own quilts and would love to know what you use. I love following your blog!!

Raewyn said...

Your work is beautiful and your machine seems to be agreeing with you!

Debbie said...

Love your chunky McTavishing! Lots of great eye candy today!

Allison said...

Beautiful quilting - looks like you and your new machine are getting on very well! ☺

Michele said...

You've sure been busy with your new toy. It all looks great.

Sharlee said...

Your work is Beautiful!!! I have the Q'nique and I love it, an awesome machine!!

Brenda said...

I absolutely love your work and your blog! I just received my Q'Nique machine and placed it on my Gracie Queen frame. Could you please tell me which "notch" levels you have your frame adjustments set on? Thanks!

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