Sunday, September 25, 2011

Henrietta Whiskers Finished

I finished sewing on the binding for the Henrietta Whiskers quilt today.

It is 48" x 54". I used Civil War Chronicles fabric for all the applique blocks and other fabric for the borders.

I machine appliqued the quilt blocks (using the freezer paper method), and Invasifil thread in the top with Aurifil #50 thread in the bobbin.
The quilt is also free motion machine quilted (on my home sewing machine) using Aurifil #50 thread. I used cotton batting (because I had a piece that was big enough) with flannel for the backing (I intend to use it as a lap quilt).

I used a stencil, and pounce to mark it, for the border. It is really easy to free motion quilt this stencil design (I have used it before), and there are only a couple of areas along the design where backtracking is needed.


I love the birds in the border.

I am really pleased with how this quilt turned out (it is the first applique quilt I have made). Since this is the last free BOM that Anne from Bunny Hill Design is doing, I am glad that I participated. Thanks Anne!

I spent the day at a mini retreat with Myra and her quilt group - always a fun day, and such a welcoming group of talented women.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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