Saturday 21 February 2015

Floral Hearts Lap Quilt

This is my floral hearts quilt.  I started to hand applique these hears quite a long time ago and when I found them in a bag, decided to do make a quilt.
I switched from hand to machine applique using a blanket stitch in black around the hearts.

Sashings and cornerstones added.

Cream border with lots of space for quilting......

.... jazzed up a bit with more appliqued hearts.

Then onto the frame for quilting.

Quilted hearts and feathers... in opposite corners.

View of my machine on the frame....

Very happy with the quilting on this one.

Just off the frame.

I finished it off by rounding the corners and dark red binding.
It measures 56" x 62" and I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Have a great weekend.

Friday 6 February 2015

Grand Illusion - the Quilting

Hi there
This is the final post on this quilt - Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery.
I made half the amount of blocks and did a 3 x 4 layout then I quilted it on a queen sized Gracie frame with my Janome 1600p.

                                                                  Quilt completed.

Top finished.

I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and the same colour thread throughout.  It was a difficult choice with the thread but i went with a pale limey green.

Here it is on the frame........

Feathers in the border.........


This is the back.

For the binding I used the same red fabric as the border.  I hardly had any left and decided to try Bonnie's method of cutting my binding at 2" instead of the usual 2.5".
I have to say I love the binding at this width.  It made a very neat job and was even on both sides.  I will be doing my bindings this width from now on!

I have to say thank you Bonnie for another great mystery.
I'm adding this post to Bonnie's linky party. so head on over to see all the other Grand Illusion quilts. Already looking forward to this years mystery.........
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
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