Enjoying the process of embroidering cutwork this month! These designs are from Anita Goodesign.
First pillow sham complete for Garden Gate quilt!
Quilting on a flat bed machine is not for the faint of heart!
With Garden Gate, all the ‘quilting’ is already done on the top square — thanks to Steve Wilson and http://www.Anita-Goodesign.com. On this quilt, even the batting (Warm & Natural) in already sewn into the individual squares. The pictures below show the steps I took to begin backing the quilt. The finished product is not going to be perfect and I accept that in advance, with the prayer that even so, I can do all things through Him who gives me strength! Phil 4:13.
The quilt is quite heavy so I’m thankful for the walking foot on the Bernina 830 that helps me get somewhat even stitches.
Here is the quilt tag that is sewn on the bottom corner of the backing. The quilt tag is from a Mini Collection by http://www.Anita-Goodesign.com called Quilt Labels. There are 20 designs total in the collection.
I used the batik fabric for the backing that matches some strips on the front, using two different colors/designs – simply because I like them.
Can’t wait to choose the backing tomorrow and finish this quilt!
Have you ever read a good book but started reading more slowly or even put it away early because you didn’t want it to end. This Garden Gate quilt is a lot like that! But I am almost at the end of the book with this quilt. Here are a couple of pictures from today. Hopefully, this weekend you will see a quilt!!
A few squares of the Prayer Garden Quilt were displayed in an earlier blog. As we all do, it was abandoned for awhile as other pursuits called in a louder voice. Well, it’s all finished and delivered now! I was led to finish it for a grand daughter’s birthday so was able to customize it for her as a queen-size quilt – complete with gardening pictures, Bible scripture, and ruffles!
I made another embroidered pillow today and polished the pillow back with embroidered buttonholes and covered buttons (covered with the material from the front of the pillow.) The embroidered buttonhole instructions came from Designs in Machine Embroidery by Eileen Roche – from her blog of May 15, 2013. The blog included the file to save to your machine – she is very generous!
The pillow inserts can get quite pricey, so I decided to order my own fiberfill on line – 25 lbs for $94 – little did I know how much 25 lb equals in fiberfill:) Will post a picture!