I made a set of eight place mats for my daughter’s Christmas gift. I used three fabrics from a coordinated line. I simply layered the backing fabric, batting, and front fabric and free-motion quilted the yardage on my long-arm. I used the tree print for the fronts:
I used a floral for the backs:
…and a birch-tree print for the bindings. Here is the right side of the machine applied binding:
And here is the back side of the machine applied binding:
I had some quilted yardage left over, so I made eight napkin rings . . .
. . . and two potholders. The front:
. . . and the back:
The tree on the potholders was based on a paper foundation pattern I created in eQ8. Notice the snowflake “star” and the Christmas tree balls from the fabric selvage! Too much fun!
I completed another table runner. The design is based on a table runner from Jenny Pedigo et al.’s book “One Wonderful Curve”. Jenny used six of the curved units in light colored fabrics, but my version only has five of the curved units and features my signature lime green plus a dark brown.
This is my first project on my new Innova long arm quilting machine. We recently moved from Michigan to New Mexico and simultaneously upgraded to the Innova. Here are a few pictures of the quilting in progress:
Recently, when I make a table runner or small quilt which will see lots of use, I prefer to bind by machine rather than by hand. In this picture, I have made the double fold binding, sewn it onto the front of the quilt, pressed it to the back of the quilt and glued the binding to the back of the quilt to hold it in place while I stitch in the ditch from the front of the quilt. This method usually works really well.
Displayed on the floor to catch some of the excellent New Mexico sunshine:
From the back side:
Over the side of the kitchen banco (banquette):
On the dining table again:
My Pop Lone Star quilts use a single Hoffman Bali Pop, 2 yards of accent fabric and 5 yards of background fabric. A Hoffman Bali Pop is a package of 40 different coordinating batik 2 1/2 inch wide, width of fabric strips. This second of my Pop Lone Star series of quilts uses the “Hummingbird” color way of the Bali Pop. The finished quilt:
New Your Beauty inset quilting:
Hummingbird quilting in the background setting squares:
Feather and hummingbird quilting in the background setting squares:
“Continuous Curve” quilting in the diamonds where they meet in the center of the quilt:
View of the entire edge of the quilt on one side:
I used “Continuous Curve” quilting in most of the diamonds forming the Lone Star. However, I used a leaf quilting motif in the accent ring of diamonds and in the outside border diamonds:
Feather quilting in the background setting triangles:
Views of the quilting from the back side of the quilt:
The quilt on display in my (former) Michigan home: