It's that time to deck the walls with Quilts.....I made this Nancy Halvorson quilt several years ago and it certainly was a UFO for quite a while. I have most of her Holiday books and love her fabrics. I hand appliqued the antlers and embroidered the reindeer names. The rest was pieced.
I was new to FMQing and I turned to the internet to find patterns and advice. That is when I found Leah Day and the 365 Free Motion Designs. I jumped in and started with simple wiggly lines, loopy lines and some loopy stars.
I did finally finish it and I love the way it looks on the wall, but it is even better to cuddle with on the couch. I used Bernatex fabric, warm and natural batting and a combination of rayon threads that matched the fabric. I am still not bold enough to go with threads that stand out against the fabric. Need more skills....
I think it's my all time favorite.
As I started to get out the decorations I pulled out my quilted table runner and place-mats, also a Nancy design and realized that I may finally be skilled enough to do the free motion quilting around the Santa's faces.
So they were officially done long ago, but now a WIP. I will work on them a bit each night after work, the next couple weeks.
Each face had different fabrics from the same collection.
This one is the end of the runner.
I cant wait to add some spirals to his beard and jazz them all up a bit.
What are some of your favorite decorations?
I am still working on my hexies and I got a bug today to make a case to carry them in, so I spent my day surfing for a pattern and decided to design a bag. We'll see how it comes out, more to come on that later. Back to the Machine....happy sewing, K