Friday, 26 October 2012
Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012
Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is again hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival....this is a twice annual event held to coincide with spring and autumn 'quilt market' to give those of us unable to attend a show all of our own. Thank you Amy for hosting this remarkable event, there is always so much eye candy, it makes your mouth water!
This year I am entering 'quilted cushions', yes cushions!
These were a birthday present for my Mother.
Quilted Cushions 20"x 20"
Longarm Quilted by me
The cushions are around 20" square before binding with a 22" feather filler to make them nice and 'plumpsious'. The fabric is a shiny crinkled taffeta and is shot through with black, a bit difficult to photograph, the red tinged photos show the quilting a little better. I did draw in some diagonal guidelines to keep me on the straight and narrow and a few 'S' shapes on the one with the mini feathered wreath in the centre, but essentially these are freemotion hand guided by me, no computer, (maybe in the future). The blue cushion shows the difference if you spend more time and push back the background, then the feathers have more definition!
You can quilt anything on a 'longarm'!
Thanks for visiting my blog...come back often.
Thanks again Amy!