I made a few more book covers to try out different fabrics.
This one a a faux suede upholstery fabric
this one is Batik
I like the suede look fabric…it is very thick but the treadle machine goes through it pretty well. I think I’ll make a few more.
Teddy was guarding the garden today.
Doesn’t he look tough?
Here are some new garden pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)
I had an idea to make some book covers today
Those of you who think I work fast will get a kick out of this video
Teddy says HI
I finished the treadle quilting Star quilt that I am calling “table scraps”.
Some more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
I am working on some hand quilted background fill on my blue rose quilt.
And I put together video of the Treadle machine quilting on the star quilt.
Have a great holiday!
Teddy and I went for a walk in the garden tonight and Teddy helped me to decide what to photograph.
We took a lot of pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)
some quilting next time
I made a short video of embroidery on a treadle. I am NOT an expert. I have done exactly one hooped piece of fabric , what you will see in the video is the complete total of all the embroidery I have ever done but I am posting it to show that it is something that you can do. I will do some more posts on it once I really learn to do it better but for now here is my beginning point.
I used up the remainder of my fabric scraps ( and some new on the sides) to piece a backing.
Getting it basted
I’ll Start quilting tomorrow.
I spent a few minutes playing with one of my treadle machines. I wanted to try embroidery. It took a bit to get the tension set right and get a feel for it, and still have a way to go on that front. This is nothing great, just some scribbles, but it was fun to play with and not bad for a test run.
Back to hand quilting
I got the star finished. Every month at my local quilt guild meeting there is a table for members to give away their unwanted scraps and leftovers. I made this top with fabrics from that table.
Last time I posted about making the diamonds … see that here https://timquilts.com/2016/06/26/more-piecing-garden-pictures-and-a-video/
Here it is with the setting pieces ready for stitching.
I sewed it together in 4 sections
here it is finished
My original plan was to do a scrappy border with the same fabrics……I have to think about that. I never use a pattern, I do always start out with an idea of where I am going with a design but I usually make changes and design as I go. It is 75″ square now, and it might be nice to make it larger so it fits a bed better, but I think I like it as it is.
Now I need to see what I have for a backing. I’m looking forward to quilting it.