Pages

Saturday, June 16, 2012

quilting napkins and doilies

cindy needham is guest teacher for june on sewcalgal's free motion quilting challenge...she quilts whole cloth quilts...sometimes using old linen...so i hit the second hand store looking for pieces to quilt...i came away with some napkins, doilies, and a wonderful blue silk scarf...off to the machine i went and several hours later this is what emerged...
the work in progress...i used that ruler for straight lines...worked but have to be careful...might try to use a curved ruler next


i sandwiched a napkin with soy batting and 100% cotton for backing...i then set about doodling with the machine...it used my favourite thread...aurifil 50wt

the finished product...lots of work but lots of fun....

next i sandwiched a crocheted doily...100% cotton for backing, wool batting...then 100% cotton...doily on top...and organza on top of the doily... using auriful thread again (love that thread)
sewing the runner...i think it would have been more difficult to quilt without the organza to hold the doily in place...also i think the doily being on heavy cotton thread would have risen up around the quilting...

the finished product...love the way it looks hanging over the picnic table...wood and lace...may even use it the next time we use have people over for supper outside...i quilted the entire piece with feathers...used the february challenge by diane gaudynski for inspiration and just free formed those feathers....
now for the blue silk scarf





11 comments:

What Comes Next? said...

these are both fabulous Sherry! I can't wait to see the blue scarf!

Rosemary said...

Your free motion quilting is beautiful! I have to practice a lot to get as good! Can't wait to see what else you do!

QuiltingCyclist said...

Just love this. Wonderful work or fun, depending upon your viewpoint. Thanks for sharing your process.

Sue Daurio said...

Just wonderful! Really love the runner too, what a creative way to make a runner. Love it.

Joan said...

Really beautiful work there...both pieces are fabulous.

Danielle Hudson said...

Both are amazing!I love that you went one extra step and found some vintage pieces to quilt on! I would have never thought to quilt on lace. I might have to try that some time:)

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Makes my head spin with new ideas

Sue Clarke said...

Absolutely stunning work Sherry. I might have to hit the second hand stores this weekend!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Oh wow, I love your piece-especially the lovely little doily!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Sherry, Both of your most recent free motion quilting challenge projects are fabulous! So beautiful and your stitching is so perfect. You are an inspiration. Actually I came to your site to say thank you for stopping by my blog to comment on my June challenge! So sweet!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.