I have been so busy I have forgotten to blog! I am not sure where the time goes but I suspect that a lot of it is sewn into a quilt 😉
If you have been reading for a while you have seen this quilt in progress before. (I am close to the half way point now)
I have a lot of time to think while hand quilting. One of the things I have been thinking about is making a pattern for it.
I wondered how it would work as a whole cloth rather than an applique. Rather than take away hand quilting time to try it out I decided to try it on my treadle. Just the center motif.
I realize not everyone would quilt it like this but I wanted to see if it had potential for a whole cloth design and I think it does, either for machine or hand quilting. I plan to offer it as a pattern soon.
If you want to see how I did the quilting here are a few videos
I have also been practicing my treadle embroidery
I have this stack of fabric that is calling my name
They will turn into a quilt top soon. I have some ideas but need to think for another day (sometimes I have more ideas than fabric)
One of my favorite machines died and I found another for 20 dollars…..I took the two of them apart and made them into one working machine
I’ll piece the new top on this one.
Back to hand quilting now……..it is cool enough today to get under a quilt without passing out!