Firstly, I finished another calico practice piece that I have had on the frame for ages. I enjoy the freedom of working on the calico as I can try out things that I have drawn in my sketch book.
I then quilted my Hidden Stars quilt with a spiral design.
This quilt was made from a Layer Cake called Etchings by 3 Sisters for Moda. Absolutely beautiful fabric to work with and gorgeous designs. I loved the greys in this collection.
Next, I quilted one that I had made for my youngest son quite a while ago. It's made from fabric that I bought in The City Quilter, which by the way is an amazing shop. They designed the Times Square and Subway fabrics themselves.
I quilted the centre with alternating parallel lines, a ribbon effect in the red border and I stippled the outer border. It was a learning process for me as I got fed up having to stop and start the different designs every time that I had to roll the quilt on my frame. So I then quilted all of the centre in one go. I then rolled it back up and quilted the narrow border down one side across the bottom and up the other side. Then finally I quilted the outer border in the same fashion.
This little quilt makes me very nostalgic for my trip to New York. Maybe I'll be able to go back some day.
|Outside Grand Central Station|
I'm really enjoying the new things that I'm learning on my Gracie Frame. Now all I have to do is make and sew the bindings on the quilts.
Bye for now.