Monday, 13 February 2017

4 more completed quilts

Another 4 to tick off the UFO list.

Maggies dance was a BOM with Jaquelynne Steves  I enjoyed this as it has a bit of embroidery on. Sorry not a good photo and that is with my new camera . I drapped it over the couch as it is too wet and cold to photo outside and it is so overcast and dull hope we will get some sunshine soon.. This one I hand quilted





The next one started out as a BOM with Little Bunny quilts in 2014 but I added more blocks and got a bit carried away.  Now when I look at it I think it would have been much better with sashing and maybe 2 quilts instead of 1.  Catherine I am sure will want this one as like me green is her favourite colour.  I am hoping the quilting shows up better when I publish this blog


This is a close up of a very small section, I used a hera marker to get the lines 



These last 2 quilts I have done all on my own without BOMs. books, patterns etc.

Now for my rabbit lap quilt,  I love this one. Three different kinds of quilting on this random free machine quilting then diagonal lines and wavy lines with the walking foot,  the rabbit and other panels have not been quilted except on the borders,  maybe they need some quilting   advice welcome  



The final one I completed today is my disappearing nine patch with pinwheels  the blocks were made in 2015 I have not quilted the pinwheel blocks and have randomly quilted the other squares free machine  then used the walking foot with a wavy stitch to do the smaller squares and rectangles,    I felt I was finally getting somewhere with my quilting with this one,   the stitches are more or less the same size!




Not bad 9 completed this year   I have 4 more waiting to be done  2 in the aiming for accuracy BOMs one from 2014 and the other 2015  , my hexie BOM from 2015 and my secret garden BOM with Pat Sloan done last year.  I have today removed the border I had put on it and liking it much more now but need a backing for it.  The other 3 have their wadding and backings sorted but plan to put them on the back burner for now.

Feel a bit flat now after all this quilting    going to have a look at other projects I have on the to do list and also have about 50 blocks made plus 140 economy blocks but not a clue about how to arrange them so maybe time for  a new project.

All the quilts were done on my bernina 1230   how I wish I had a machine with a bigger throat/neck or whatever it is called.  I had my glaucoma check up today and the specialist always asks me about my stitching  she has asister in law that is a quilter  she said I should treat myself trouble is the savings I have will jst about cover my funeral so need to save some more before I can think about a machine

28 comments:

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

My Sewing teacher at School said a Bernina is the Rolls Royce of Sewing Machines. Simply the best. What a lot of beautiful Quilts. Your Embroidery on some of them makes them extra special Margaret

Crystal_235 said...

Wow! 9 completed quilts this year. I haven't even managed 1 yet!

SewLittleToSay said...

Gosh, you really are flying through quilt finishes this year. I've two to quilt that have been waiting since last summer and another likely to join them soon.

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh my goodness, you are very productive! Love the hand quilted piece. Envious of your handwork talent.

Nana said...

Nice quilts!

About a new maschine you surely should think about a used industrial maschine, they are simple and sometimes have a bigger however it´s called.

Nana

Lady Locust said...

Again just amazed at how much you accomplish. I like your rabbit quilt with the different quilting on it. Well like them all but that feature really is striking 😊

tubakk said...

It's amazing. I love the bright quilts, and your hand quilting is great. Kind regards from Norway.

Rebecca in AK said...

Wow! Congratulations on getting so much done. I really love your Dissapearing Nine Patch. Your quilting looks terrific. I don't want to think about all the tops I need to quilt.

Queeniepatch said...

From the time I first met you you have grown as a quilter at an amazing speed. You are fast, productive and so clever. I think every one of your quilts is a beauty but especially like the rabbit quilt. Fascinating quilting.

Cattinka said...

oh my goodness, four finished quilts in one post! You are very busy and productive, and they all look very nice!
KATRIN W.

Jo said...

Love how you put pinwheels in your disappearing 9 patches

The Inside Stori said...

What a treat to see your finished pieces…..you certainly have been busy!!

Gaia said...

So much quilting, i like the colours and pattern of the pinwheel quilt a lot.

J Honda said...

just beautiful Margie - the embroidery is such a lovely touch, and I especially like the rabbits fabric :) love to you and your family!

PaulaB quilts said...

Congrats on all those finishes. You must be Wonder Woman in Quilty disguise. The first quilt is,charming with the colors and embroidery. The green on is just great with the paler green bringing out the other bright colors, nice choice. The bunny quilting is excellent with the diamond shapes contrasting with the random areas. I can't decide from the small pics whether the blocks should be quilted. I know if you think about it you will make the right decision. The D9P just blows me away. The pinwheels really add to it, little focal points. You've done well and deserve a little treat for yourself. Maybe some new fabric.

barbara woods said...

Need to come and see me and teach me how to hand stitch. I am doing the stab method. can't get anything else to look good.

Jillian said...

These are brilliant, Margaret. I really love your hand quilting (how did you get high enough to take that photo, I wonder?). The others, however, are also fabulous. You have learnt so much in the last few years. You're an inspiration.

Monica said...

That first star quilt is really lovely. So nice to have some stitching with the piecing. Great finishes!

Mary Ellen said...

You are on a roll!

Mary Ellen said...

At least here in the States Bernina offers financing for up to five years at 0% interest. You might look into it.

Susan Hook said...

You are showing some brilliant quilting skills Margaret. You must have quite a collection, every one a little gem!

desertskyquilts said...

Great finishes! You are being so productive in 2017! Congratulations on that. If you sold your 1230, and found a newer machine used, could you bring yourself to get it?

Anneliese said...

Oh Margaret, you are absolutely astonishing me. How many quilts you finished now in 2017 - the second month not being over yet. What will you do during the rest of the year. I love the colourful one very much, the disappearing ninepatch. And I am admiring your exact sewing with the BOM quilts. Your rabbit quilt is absolutely charming and quilted very beautifully. I like the wavy stitch. Good idea.

Jane Galley said...

well done, you are on a roll! Love Maggies Dance

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Wow, you've gotten so much done this year. I've hardly tackled anything at all so far! I need some of your sewing mojo to rub off on me! They all look great.

Annet said...

Wow, 9 quilts already finished this year! Love the disappearing ninepatch. It's a great combo with the pinwheel.

Createology said...

Oh my dear you have been s busy sewing bee. So many quilts and each one unique and lovely. I especially like the quilt with the embroidery and hand quilting. I shall cross my fingers for you to come into a proper quilting machine...you have certainly earned it with all your blocks you have sewn. Lovely weekend to you...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You have been very busy. Sure love your Maggie's First Dance.