Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WiP Wednesday 1-26-11

The last week has flown by!  I can't believe it's Wednesday again! 

I did my very first machine quilting this week!  Yay!  I was really nervous so I decided just to do something simple.  I quilted my wall hanging that I've been working on for just this purpose.  Here it is all basted:

I was going to leave this plain but I decided to applique a few dragonflies on the front.  There are actually dragonflies in one of the prints, so I just traced one of them on photoshop and printed out the pattern that way. 

Then I just used my walking foot to quilt straight lines 1/4 of an inch from each seam.  I used monofilament because of the contrast in the fabrics (I couldn't find one that would blend all the way down or acroos). 

I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I'm nervous about binding it though.  I've never bound anything bigger than a mug rug.

I also finished block 7 for the layer cake quilt along (see button in sidebar.)  I am in love with this block design!!

So that's it for this week.  Happy Wednesday everyone!!


Elizabeth D. said...

Good for you, Annie! Your machine quilting looks great. As for binding, well, I think quilting is a lot easier than binding, but that's just me. Use lots and lots of pins, and you'll be okay. Happy WiP Wednesday!

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

Connecting Threads Bumpless Binding Finishing Video

I watched that video about a million times. Still perfecting my binding technique too, no worries.

Love the dragonflies! I think your wallhanging is gorgeous and what a great decision it was to do the applique dragonfly. Your quilting really compliments it!

Wandering Minstrel said...

Oh, I love the block 7 design, too! And your version is especially wonderful. :)

Hooray, for your quilting! It looks fabulous. As for binding--good luck! I learned binding as part of my first quilting classes at a wonderful quilt shop, so I didn't realize until I got online that binding was intimidating! I have been practicing different ways of doing bindings with my mug rugs--I'm sure you'll figure it out!

randi---i have to say said...

looks great!

i have machine quilted a few quilts, but i still need lots of work on it. practice makes perfect they say! :)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I love the look of stitching a distance from the seams, stitching in the ditch requires too much concentration for me :D

Lee said...

Your machine quilting looks FANTASTIC! I can't believe that's your first time doing it! Looks fab, and the appliques are very cute too.

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a wonderful week! : )

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your block 7...I'm now 2 block behind.
Congrats on learning to machine quilt...looks great!

Cathy said...

HI: I love the dragon fly you added totally makes the item and of course I love purples and mauves all those shades. Great job on the quilting it looks good I have a tough time too. Do pretty good on that sort, its the meandering I must master. Good job!

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