Oct 02 09

Quilt Finished and Something Fun!


This is a wall hanging I made to create a quick project that features Texture Magic. It went together quickly and was a lot of fun to make. I apologize for the size/detail of the photos here. I upgraded my wordpress blog and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to get large pictures anymore (the photos come out grossly distorted if I chose “full size,” so medium size photos is the best I can do. If anyone knows how to remedy this, please email me!!) Anyway, here is a shot of the quilting in the 4 corner triangles:


This is what I love about plume-based designs and feathers-you can force them to fill virtually any space because you can stretch out a plume or contract a plume to fill the available space. Here’s a shot of one of the side-setting triangles:


In spaces like the above where you’re trying to fill a larger “blank space,” you can stitch more than 1 feather to cover a large territory. I’ve shown the main blocks before; they have “improvisational pluming” as the background fill design and some free motion embroidery inside the flowers as well:


I learned something new when I quilted the outer borders. I did a “feather wave” border and some of the plumes just seemed too large, so I wanted to add some subtle hyperquilting to partially fill the plumes because I figured this would make the largest plumes seem smaller. Normally, if I’m trying to do really subtle hyperquilting, I usually just do inlining and use the same color of thread. This time I used 2 different green threads for the outer border and it’s subtle enough to not be at all distracting but it lends a really nice “punch” to that outer border:


I’m really disappointed in all these photos because it’s hard to see the detail that I’m trying to show, so if anyone knows his/her way around this upgraded wordpress, please email me and my next post will be more reader-friendly!

And now for something fun! We made a 3-part video tutorial (it’s FREE!) on Texture Magic and some fun ways to use it. Each part is 9-10 minutes long and the first part also has a bit about free motion embroidery as well. To watch it, go here.


  1. Elaine Says:

    I love your work. Great inspiration for me. Thank you.

  2. Nedra- Cactus Needle Says:

    I love how the final project turned out. Beautiful job. And thanks again for all the work you are doing with Texture Magic. The videos were so fun to watch.

  3. Mary Says:

    I upload the photos at the resolution/size I want, choose the medium size if that’s what displays best in your site but in the options box, under LINK URL, choose Link to File. That should make the photo’s clickable and a larger view should come up when your readers click on them.

  4. Mary Says:

    Oops, I think the actual choice in the dialog box is File URL not Link to File. At any rate, choosing this option will link the smaller photo in your post to the larger uploaded version.