Friday, June 5, 2015

Some Finishes

I finished machine quilting this large lap quilt. The pattern is Emma by Bella Moon. The quilt is 60"x84", the fabric is French General fat quarters. I used silk batting (Hobbs Tuscany), and flannel backing. It is free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine using Bottom Line thread (top and bobbin), with loops and leaves.

I also (finally) finished quilting this little practice piece. I wanted to try Cathedral Windows on 60º angle, and a leaf type feather. I used 3 different colours of Invisafil thread (100wt) for the free motion quilting. The fabric is from an old silk blouse. It is 10"x12".

I also finished planting the garden this week.

Ice on the birdbath
 Last Saturday was the last frost (hopefully!), so it was time to start planting.

the front flower bed
tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers on the side
I extended this flower bed this year
vegetable garden in the back

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Scrappy quilter said...

Lovely work. Your quilting is amazing. Frost can stay away now until late fall don't you think? Lovely yard!!

Raewyn said...

Your garden looks great Joanne - all ready for summer, it doesn't look anything like the snow covered place we saw recently! Nice to see your sewing as well - your FG quilt is a gorgeous finish (how was the flannel/silk combination?) and I love the wee silk fmq-uilted piece.

KaHolly said...

Your quilt and quilting are great, but that yard! Oh my goodness, how beautiful. I know it's a lot of work, too.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your little practice piece.

Sally Hurley said...

Love the lap quilt. and your practice piece is impressive.