Showing posts from February, 2014

Quilting the Yellow Rose

Quilting is done on the yellow rose quilt. It is ready for binding.

Vintage Bowtie Quilt

I purchased this bowtie quilt top at a flea market in Mountain Home, Arkansas last year. It was machine pieced from fabrics over a couple of decades from what I can determine. It looks like 30's & 40's fabrics and maybe some newer fabrics as well. I kept the quilting simple with outlining the bowties and quilting a spin feather in the negative spaces. I think that gave the quilt a lot of motion. It's all trimmed and squared up, ready for binding. I just have to choose the binding fabric and get started stitching.

Ready for Thread Painting

I added a shadow around the rose to help it stand out against the background, then attached it to the background with a zig-zag stitch. I also cut out the background that is behind the rose to give it a smoother finish. The seams in the pieced background would cause me problems when I started thread painting, and would leave ridges in the rose. It is now ready to be fused to a piece of Decor Bond. Then I'll start the thread painting.