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!

2 comments:

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 :) :)

Fiesta said...

Beautiful