Thursday, April 26, 2012

Flowers and a Tablerunner

Flowers from my son's family.  Tablerunner from my friend Susan.  I think it is made from jelly rolls.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jelly Roll Quilt

I finally completed this small jelly roll quilt.  Shown here on the park bench in our backyard.  It is a college graduation gift for a cousin's daughter.  I purchased the jelly rolls at Fat Quarter.Com and the pattern is from a friend's jelly roll quilt book.  Sorry I don't know the name of the book or the pattern.  I should have noted those before returning the book. 

I did free-motion quilting on this quilt.  It isn't a true stippling.  My friend calls it meandering.  I would just call it free-motion.  I did use my Bernina 165 for the quilting.  I prefer quilting with this machine since it is housed in my large Koala Quilting Cabinet.  I debated on color for the binding and finally decided on this Moda blue fabric.  I'm very pleased with the results.  Quilt measures 46" x 58".  It could be used as a wallhanging, throw, or lap quilt. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Machine Embroidery Patchwork Tote

Below are close-ups of the two sides of a machine embroidery tote that I recently made.  The tote was a birthday present for my sister.  The designs are from Anita Goodesign.  It is from their Projects series -Patchwork Tote.  Each of the quilt blocks is embellished with machine embroidery.  I think my favorite is the bird but I also like the tapestry blocks.  Even the patchwork blocks were created on my Janome 11000.

The fabric for the tote was left over from the Chestnut and Vine Block of the Month Quilt.  It was the perfect fabric for this tote. 

The tote is lined with a pocket.  I'm hoping to make one for myself at a later date.  Each of the detailed embroidery blocks takes approximately an hour to complete.   Maybe I can work on it a block at a time. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thread Catcher

I'm back from a blog vacation.  No I didn't go anywhere just took some time off.  This is one of the projects I completed during my time away.  It is a thread catcher.  I made two of these wonderful creations.  The other was a birthday gift for a quilter friend.  It is so convenient to have a little bag right there at the sewing machine where I can drop those thread clippings and other scraps.  The pincushion also is very handy.

The project is an Anita Goodesign Project "SEW FUN".  It includes a number of great sewing related designs and instructions for the thread catcher and a wall organizer.  I simply love Anita Goodesigns machine embroidery.  Later I'll be posting another of their projects (a tote for my sis).
Below is a close-up of the embroidery design.  I used my Janome 11000 embroidery machine for this project.