Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vases Quilt and a Pouch

It has been a while since I completed something but this week I finished a couple of things finally.

I found a small bag of Australian fabrics scraps and a few buttons and in no time I had this pouch made.  I would like to make a few more soon.

One of the projects that has been taking a lot of my time recently was free-motion quilting this quilt.
I had made this top a while ago but was not confident enough to quilt it on the machine and don't have enough time to hand quilt it.
I used needle-turn applique and the pattern came from a one day class I took several years ago.

Here is a close-up of the quilting.

I am enjoying the process more and more and accepting the fact that some stitches will not be as perfect as I would like them to be but they are still good enough.  I am only doing my own quilts and it's a lot better than having the tops stored away after spending a lot of time getting them done.

I am finding each quilting session some kind of  meditative process and not only do I feel more confident but more inspired to try new designs.

I have another similar size quilt I am working on which comprises of applique on wool and pieced blocks. Most of the pieced blocks are done but still have 3 applique blocks to complete. Of course it won't be finished that soon but I'm making steady progress.
In the meantime I am considering doing Bonnie Hunter's Annual Mystery Quilt.  Are you going to do it ? I have great admiration for her work and what she brings to the quilting community not to mention the amount of energy she has in accomplishing so many things.

I did Orca Bay the year before last mystery and completed the quilt in a smaller size although I must admit it was quite a lot of work. I won't need to buy any fabric for this project also, so that would be a good thing to use up my stash.