Dec 12 10
This is a photo of part of a beautiful quilt that is HAND-PIECED by Betty Field of Peoria, AZ-isn’t it great?! She used 100% cotton ombre fabrics and when I show you the other photos, you’ll see how much that color variegation adds. It measures 57 inches x 68 inches and it was machine quilted by her good friend, Terrie Ward of Surprise, AZ. The batting is 100% wool and Terrie used rayon and trilobal polyester threads for the machine quilting. Terrie quilted all kinds of different filler designs in the pieced blocks:
Do you recognize the irregular swirl design in that pieced block? If you look just outside that block, you’ll see some lovely feather quilting that she did in the setting triangles. Terrie did her feathers freehand, with no marking! If that doesn’t impress you, then I should tell you that Terrie did all this quilting on her Bernina 44o HDSM! For the solid color squares, Terrie used our 10 inch square wreath stencils with interchangeable spine designs. Here is the curly cue spine:
Betty and Terrie really did a fabulous job on this quilt-thanks so much for sending me the photos! If you’d like to learn how to stitch these feathered wreaths with interchangeable spine designs, here’s a link to a video tutorial that will show you how.
And now for today’s give-away! Since today’s post features a quilt with lots of feather quilting, I thought a copy of our Feather Adventures book would be a great give-away prize:
This book is all about machine quilted feathers and the fun you can have by playing around with them. Warning-feather quilting can be very addictive and cause many a sleepless night! Retail value is $29.98, but if you win this give-away, it will be yours for free! To enter, just post a comment to this blog post telling me why this book would hellp you, and you’re in the drawing! Good luck!