Things have been beyond exciting on the quilting front, and it is time to share!
I have had my heart set on owning a longarm quilting machine, for a while now. I am pleased to report that in the next few months I will be blogging about the moving of my new/old machine from its present home … to mine!
I am so very excited and plan to spend some time getting used to the set up … then get my quilt on! On a 14 foot table, this baby is going to bring a whole new dimension to my quilting.
I haven’t been idle on the quilting front either.
Several babies are due shortly and I have just finished this little quilt.
Using charms, from a recent rainbow swap … it was quickly pieced using alternating hourglass blocks.
Inspiration for this quilt came from Happy Zombie, although I did not add flying geese to mine.
I love the effect the dark and light hourglass blocks give to the quilt.
Quilting was a simple stipple. I wanted to keep the quilt with a soft drape. I quilted a half feather in the white border. Not sure it works, but it was good practice.
Backing and binding is from the stash, some lovely Retro Active in the purple colourway.
I have a second quilt using this same layout, just with a charm pack of Comma.
Sewing the binding today.
Off to the Australian Quilt Convention tomorrow. I can’t wait to oogle all the gorgeous quilt candy I will see.
Maybe someday I will have a quilt hanging there?!
A girl can dream.