Monday, July 2, 2012

June 2012

I made a Carpenter's Star so I could participate in Judy Laquidara's feather tutorial.  I learned a lot, but I still have a lot to learn.  I appreciate even more the beautiful feathers and quilting others do.  My batting was too thick and  caused problems with my thread breaking and the quilt bunching.  Next time much thinner batting.  Here is my inspiration quilt for my colors.

I have trouble seeing.  I think my frame should be higher, but then that may cause problems with pantos.  I probably will be doing more pantos than free hand, so I am going to let things be.  That is unless I find information on how to improve my situation!

 Here is my Carpenter's Star on the frame, the next quilt in line is on the side of the frame and then the kaleidoscope quilt is on the design wall.  I am almost finished with the second quilt and hope to get the kaleidoscope on the frame tonight.  I am still toying with the idea of doing some freehand on it.  I just don't have enough confidence to just do it.  Maybe I will put a quilt on the frame that is waiting in my basket of UFO's and practice on it before trying the kaleidoscope.  I fell in love with Sue Dario's kaledoscope.  I cannot even dream of quilting like she does, but I could try something simple.

Some flowers from my garden:





12 comments:

Lora said...

that quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

LimeRiot said...

That quilt is absolutely stunning!! The feather design is beyond beautiful. What a treasure.

Alycia said...

Your star is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you used!! And the quilting is perfect!!

I raised my machine up by putting phone books under the legs. That way everything stayed proportional, but made it taller for me.....

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful.

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SweetPepperRose said...

Extremely lovely quilting and stitching - I just don't have the patience.

Kat said...

Isn't Sue the best??

I think your feathers look amazing, such a beautiful quilt! I only recently started doing anything other than "stitch in the ditch" quilting (though I'm not good at anything else yet) and I'm always amazed at how much the quilting can change (improve!) the look of the overall quilt. Beautiful work!

Brandie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful quilting!

Quiet Quilter said...

Words fail me! Your quilting is amazing! Keep pushing the envelope...you continually learn.

LynCC said...

Your Capenter's Star is so pretty! Love the cheery colors. Some day I'll be able to get a long-arm. That's at least two full years off, though. Your garden is amazing. Is your banner photo your home? Wow! Your neighbors must love having your property in their views. :D

grapes and hearts said...

Whoop whoop! Your carpenter's star is really stunning! Love your feathers! Very neat and regular, I seem to be incable of Neat and regular FMQ :o/

Lori R said...

gorgeous, stunning, what can be said that hasn't already been said! beautiful! I haven't stopped over in a while and I'm so glad I came today. Makes me want to get my latest project done (finally).

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