Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Quilting Makes the Quilt

It never ceases to amaze me how quilting transforms a quilt top. Today I finished quilting my Santa wallhanging. I stitched around the Santas and trees with my walking foot then got down to the really fun part - free motion. I found this sooo hard to start with but it is getting easier and I can be a bit more relaxed. I'm trying to stretch myself by attempting new quilting designs so I tried some curls on the border and was quite pleased with the result.
I came across a new quiltalong today. This one will concentrate on the quilting rather than piecing so it sounds right up my street. Check out 'A Few Scraps' to find out more about the quiltalong and a giveaway. Also during my 'research' session I found the Brown Bag Quilt Contest. This does sound fun! The idea is to parcel up a a total of 2 yards of fabric from your stash to swap then make a quilt with the fabric you receive. I might have a go at this one too!

7 comments:

  1. Your Santa quilt is just as cute as can be! And you are right, the quilting always turns the quilt from good to great!

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  2. I found her blog yesterday and can't wait to see her tutorials.
    I really love how the quilting looks after it is done.

    Debbie

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  3. Your quilting is lovely Hazel - I wish my efforts were as good as yours.

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  4. That is so lovely. I hope to see it for real soon. Now I'm off to check out the other links you mentioned.

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  6. Very Christmassy in August! I am a new crafter and new blogger and searching for inspiration for my site annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com Maybe Christmas will be coming soon for me too! Thanks for sharing pretty things.

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  7. Thank you for sharing. Your quilting is very nice. I haven't even thought about Christmas yet, but it will be here before we know it!

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