Wednesday, May 25, 2011

deadlines work!

I finished quilting and binding this just in time. It is Scrappy Star Quilt from Kathleen Tracey's book "Remembering Adelia". Every May there is a quilt show (not juried) at the Historic Park in my city and I always like to put something in. Last year I had 2 quilts one of which I finished up the night before I had to take it there. This year it was the same story.
To add a little stress - my sewing machine started skipping stitches and I could not finish up the quilting on it. A good friend of mine kindly let me finish quilting it on her machine. Mine was way overdue for servicing. Maybe I will learn from this lesson and not procrastinate taking it for service. I do sort of use it a lot - lol.

It's not heavily quilted. I did simple straight lines and in-the-ditch quilting for the center.

In the border I did free motion quilted feathers. I've been handquilting feathers on a different project and somehow it comes fairly easily to free motion quilt them on my machine. I`m not a very confident free motion quilter - I'm terrible at stippling or any other design I've tried. With all the repetition my brain must now be programed for feathers :0)
Happy Quilting!!


Sue said...

Lovely Little qilt. Don't we all do the same thing the night before a show? :-)

*karendianne. said...

Oh Janet! I love this piece. How sweet. :) Happy, happy, happy quilter.

Ginny Worden said...

Lovely little quilt, looking forward to seeing it at the park.

Cristina said...

ciao cri

Crispy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I LOVE the fabric you used for the border, it framed it so nicely. Kudos on a timely and beautiful finish :0)


LC said...

Nice, Janet. Your feathers look great, but what I like most is your color selection for this. Very pretty!

Lori said...

That is so cute!! Your quilting is lovely!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

just lovely!!!!


JohnR said...

that's a lovely quilt. BTW I procrastinated leaving a comment on your blog. But I finally did! ;)

Ann Marie said...

I love that little quilt! Your free motion quilting looks very good.

Crispy said...

Hi Janet,

I was unable to send a response to your comment to my blog using Windows Mail. I tried again going directly through my WestRiv account. Please let me know if it came through to you.


Kathie said...

I just love this little quilt
I will have to make one too
what I love is the blues, you really have a nice selection of blues, I need to work on collecting more blues.
just beautiful

Kathie said...

the quilting is amazing too btw, the feathers are great!!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful in every way. Thank you for sharing! I love all of Kathleen Tracy's books.


Annette said...

The feather quilting looks very nice. I is a beautiful quilt.