Friday, August 21, 2015
Down on the Farm!
Hello and welcome!
Mary made two country themed quilts and asked for custom quilting but no dense quilting.
A McKenna Ryan design called "All Cooped Up". Mary wanted the backgrounds quilted the same as the patterns, which was basically following the patterns on the batik fabrics. Mary had blanket stitched all the applique shapes, usually with McKenna Ryan design you don't do this. How McKenna finishes the edges of the applique is at the quilting stage with a Monolon thread.
I used Madeira's Monolon thread for the background quilting and the stitching in the ditch.
When you have feathered creatures a feather border seemed the perfect partner. For the border I used a rust coloured Glide thread.
I liked the peeper, it adds a 3D dimension that I did have watch I didn't catch under my hopping foot.
Mary's next quilt, Home Sweet Home, a selection of country houses. Really beautiful blanket stitch.
Ditch stitching, loose background filler of loops and leaves and a leafy border.
I love this house best!
Until next time, Simon says have a restful weekend!