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.