Monday, August 21, 2006

New Summer Quilt

At last I am able to post this summer's first quilt, 45X45. Obviously it's a modern take off of traditional log cabin quilts. My learning here was to surround the vibrant blocks with neutrals so that they would stand out even more.
The biggest success of the quilt though, was the machine quilting. I have had a lot of trouble with my (new) machine and free-motion quilting. An afternoon spent with local machine quilter
P. Klug really helped as I learned a lot about threads.

Now that I have a good relationship with my machine and some nice new Sulky threads, the quilting is easy.

And here are two close-ups of the blocks.

1 comment:

Karoda said...

nice quilt! and i'm so envious of anyone that says fmq is "so easy". i've been practicing and practicing and on my samples my quilting eventually looks pretty good but then i start on an actual piece and it looks like a blind woman's work. i wonder if my destiny is so make straight line quilting exciting???!!! so whats up for fall quilting?


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