Friday, 18 September 2015

scattered petals {update}

This week I layered up my 'scattered petals' quilt, did a bit of machine quilting to secure the whole quilt, and am now adding some hand quilting. I've been combining my hand & machine quilting lately, practicality plus some obvious big stitch quilting is a pleasing 'hand made' mix for some quilts I think. I'm using no. 8 perle thread in a soft green.





close up of backing, an old chintz









Hopefully it shouldn't take too long to hand quilt around those pretty petals
- happy sewing!



9 comments:

  1. It looks to be a great quilt for the combination of machine and hand quilting. I am really trying to not be such a chicken about the machine quilting part.:)

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    1. Thanks Audrey! H-m-m- I must say though, things often don’t end up how I imagined them!
      I think I’ve captured the idea of those petals, just hoping the hand quilting will help bring them out a bit more! And as for machine quilting, well I find fmq challenging! So I’m strictly a straight line kinda girl! Have a good weekend, Linda

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  2. Love the colours in your quilt Linda :)

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  3. Gorgeous flowers/petals! Love this!

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  4. Love it! It's a wonderful mix of patterns and solids. Your beautiful print border really pulls it all together. It seems as if I'm looking at a garden through an ornate fence.

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  5. Such a "welcome spring" quilt. I adore that border fabric!

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  6. I love this version. I made a Toran version for nephews baby quilt. Hand quilted it. Visity blog and search for Burkley's quilt.

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  7. I love this version. I made a Toran version for nephews baby quilt. Hand quilted it. Visity blog and search for Burkley's quilt.

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  8. I love this version. I made a Toran version for nephews baby quilt. Hand quilted it. Visity blog and search for Burkley's quilt.

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!