Friday, November 11, 2011

Machine Quilting

I machine quilted a table runner that my Mom made - 

the pattern is Cabin in the Woods.

I did an all over leaf and loop design with variegated Aurifil 50WT thread.

My practice on the white board before I got started.

Here is another art quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (I hand stitched the binding down this morning while Skype-ing with Wendy and Joan - amazing world).
This one is 8" x 10". I painted the square, couched thread on it, pieced it and quilted it. I used Aurifil 50 WT red thread and the gold thread is a thicker rayon thread (Iris thread from Mexico).

I tried out a Frixion pen - it wrote beautifully on the fabric (I used a Staedtler circle template to mark the circle - thanks for the tip Wendy),

but when I ironed the quilt to get the lines out, you could still see a faint white line. I even tried water, and the eraser on the pen to try to remove the lines. I wouldn't use this pen on an heirloom quilt. It probably didn't help that the fabric is dark.

I finally got around to making this month's EQ BOM - November Novelty, just one month to go.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Joan said...

It table runner is wonderful Joanne - I bet your Mum will be pleased with it. Skyping was great... Next time I will sew along too :) :)

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