OMG Finishes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Off the Longarm

My Patchwork Chevron quilt is now off the machine, has the binding attached and is now waiting to be hand stitched down. I love how it turned out but if I had realised how much it would shrink with the quilting I would have made it longer-lesson for next time.
This photo would not rotate so sorry but you get the idea.
I quilted the coloured area with a flower design that was inspired by watching one of Angela Walters Craftsy classes.

 This is the back of the quilt and I have intentionally not taken the photo too close to the quilt as I continue to battle with the tension on my longarm-even though I have tried all the usual attempts to correct it. Still it is finished and it for my own bed so I am happy that it is finished.
This is a quilt made with blocks from members of the Bee Balm online group that I have been a member of for two years now-time to put the first quilt from the group together now!
On the design wall now is this lovely bright pinwheel quilt which is a pattern from the May/June issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting.
Oops, sideways again! Just needs the borders attached then it is onto the longarm.

Then I have been working on a secret project that I will show once it has been received, but this is a sneak peak of the beginning.
I joined the Ít's a Sister Thing Swap organised by Michelle at The concept is to connect with a quilting sister and make her a  handmade gift  -the sister you make for is not the one who makes for you. The parcels are in the post now so I will be checking the mailbox every day.

 I will leave you with a photo of what greeted me when I opened the door one day this week-
one of the neighbours chickens and she just hung around with my two cats for ages. She did make me laugh and has now had her wings clipped so hasn't visited again!!


  1. Wow your Chevron Quilt is stunning. I rather like the chookie too. *smiles*

  2. I love your Chevron quilt. Wonderful coloring and quilting. Our cats only leave dead mice or voles on our doorstep. A chicken would be a big surprise.

  3. Your quilting is beautiful! Love the picture of your spirited visitor too. : )


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