Sunday, November 1, 2009
So, I have been working on quilting my birds of a feather quilt. I love love love this quilt! I have started free motion quilting it--my very first go at free motion and I am so excited! It is actually so much fun. I never thought I would think that using a domestic machine to quilt could be so fun. Now, the only problem is that I started quilting this very small, which I think was a good thing as it seemed to be easier to practice small movements rather than larger movements. But, it uses a lot of thread and now I've run out. I had to order in more from my local sewing shop so I can finish! Oh, by the way, I had a few people asking what issue in the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine the Birds of a Feather quilt came out of---APRIL 2009.
In the meantime, I decided to make some oven mitts for my mother-in-law's birthday so I could get more practice quilting. These mitts were actually my own design (well, actually traced around my William-Sonoma oven mitts) and I am quite happy with the result. In case you are wondering about the fabrics, they are Michael Miller's Kitchen paired with Joel Dewberry's Chestnut Hill line.