Some Finished Quilts

I’ve often been asked to share some of my finished quilts – I just wish that I had the time to finish more of them!  This week I’ve managed to quilt several quilts so now I just need to bind them.

Gold beading

Gold beading

Finished quilts – the Soar quilt

For this quilt, as I mentioned last week, I have used gold beading to quilt the central area.

Stitching in the frames

Stitching in the frames

Then I stitched in the ditch around each frame, following this with lines of stitching crossing the diagonals of the squares to create diamond shapes.  On the two wide borders (top and bottom), I quilted a feather undulating across the whole width.  I felt that the border was too large to leave with no quilting, but I won’t be doing anything with the side borders which are only 1″ wide.




Echo quilting on the cat quilt

Echo quilting on the cat quilt

Finishing the cat quilt

I haven’t finished this one yet, but I have made a good start on it.  I’ve stitched in the ditch around each cat outline and then added a line of echo stitching 1/4″ inside the outlines.

There is theoretically enough quilting now, but I feel that the white areas need something extra so I shall be quilting something like a cat silhouette or a flower in those areas.

Finishing the diamond star quilt

Quilting the diamond star quilt

Quilting the diamond star quilt

I began with this quilt by stitching a flower in the large central squares.  This is an easy way to fill a space – mark a line across the middle of the square and along each diagonal and then form a curve either side of the line to make a petal.  This is a terribly simple way of quilting a square.

For the area around the square I just used a meander quilting to cover the entire area.

Finishing the Peg Star quilt

Quilting the Pegs Star

Quilting the Pegs Star

For this quilt I wanted to emphasise the stars formed by the yellow triangles.  I stitched in the ditch around the triangles and then echo quilted 1/4″ inside the first line of stitching.  For the lilac squares I just stitched straight lines in a cross along the diagonals.  Then for the brown diamonds I quilted a curved line going from each corner to the next to soften the lines of the diamond.

Prairie sunrise quilt block

Prairie sunrise quilt block

Quilting the prairie sunrise block

Last but not least I have finished the prairie sunrise block just as it is so that I can use it as a table topper.  I’m particularly pleased with how this has turned out.  I began by stitching in the ditch round all the triangles within the central area.

Feathers in the corners

Feathers in the corners

For the white spaces in the corners I have quilted two feathers coming out from each corner.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

Here’s the video:

Machine Quilting – Jigsaw Quilt

 

Machine quilting jigsaw quilt

Machine quilting jigsaw quilt

You’ll be amazed to hear that I have already quilted and finished the jigsaw puzzle quilt.  I’ve completed several quilts this week and I thought that you might like to see the results of my efforts.  In case you’re wondering how I finished so many, it’s because I’ve had a fairly stressy week and I’ve been sewing with a manic intensity to try and retain my sanity.  And yes – I can confirm that quilting is definitely therapeutic and has served me well this week.

Machine quilting jigsaw quilt

I made a basic cross hatch design by stitching in the ditch along all the seams.  As I sewed along the lines, I added a feature specific to the jigsaw quilt by forming a curve within those squares that form the sticking out sections of the jigsaw pieces.  I’m not sure how well they show up in the quilt, but at least I know that they are there!

I think I’ll put the video in here:

Retro road trip quilt

Retro road trip quilt

Quilts I’ve finished

I began the week finishing some quilts for Fabric Freedom.  They have asked me for both full sized and sample sized quilts to show off their fabrics.  These can then be given to the shops who stock their fabrics to encourage sales.  Naturally with these I don’t want to cover the fabric with quilting designs, so I can keep the quilting very simple.

This one is a full size quilt from a fabric range called Retro Road Trip and I’ve quilted a meander design on the white, but just stitched in the ditch around the chevrons and triangles.

Quirky florals quilt

Quirky florals quilt

Seaside quilt

Seaside quilt

The next two were sample size quilts.  On the left is the Quirky Florals quilt – a delightful floral range.  Here again I have meandered on the white but just stitched in the ditch around the floral fabrics.

On the right is the Seaside quilt – a lovely bright and summery range.    This one didn’t take much quilting.  None of these ranges has been released yet, so you’re getting a sneak preview here.

Quarterfoil quilt

Quarterfoil quilt

Finishing my own quilts

Next I found the quarterfoil quilt that had been quilted with a semi circle  design but never bound, so I added the quilt binding to that one.  That quilt was made in January this year, so it’s a relatively quick finish by my standards!

Now there’s no stopping me and I’m off to find another quilt top that I can finish.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose