Monday, August 17, 2009

The quilting Frame.




Last month (july) I bought myself a quilting frame, it is a Happy Jack, and let me say now "I love it" it is fun. I used to put off quilting my tops, hide them away so I did not have to think about it. Now a totally different story, This week I put together two cushion covers from the Caring hearts I have recieved. I quilted both of them yesterday!!! Wow I am so proud of myself. I still have to put backs on the cushions so I will not post pictures just yet. In the weeks since I got my quilting frame I have quilted two of the tops that I had hidden away. Here they are.
The pink /salmon coloured one is from a pattern that I admired ages ago from Barb. It is finally done Barb!!!! I have put a close up Photo of that one in as well.
And the yellow muliticoloured one is one I found in a magazine (can't remember which one) and is made from flannellette.
The quilting is probably not that good, but I am very happy with it and that is all that matters. I will get better at it! And have fun at the same time. So far the only problems I have with the quilting frame is lack of space to put it (it lives at the back of my bed and I have to sort of sit on the bed and wriggle past it to get to the otherside of the bed) and the bobbins run out too quick. Think it might be time some enterprizing person figured out a way to have a reel of cotton thread instead of a tiny bobbin. The pink /salmon quilt took 12 bobbins to complete.

4 comments:

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wow! those quilts are lovely, Marg. Sounds like there will be no stopping you now you have your quilting frame. LOL.

barb's creations said...

Marg,
all I can say is they are both stupendous.A job well done and yes I reconise the antique nine patch.Yours turned out beautifully.I love the colours you used and your quilting just sets it off nicely.The flannel one is from a chook shed pattern.I have the same quilt top made up just waiting to be quilted :) Barb.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh Marg they look so beautiful !

Karen's Korner said...

Lovely work Marg. Both the quilts are gorgeous

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.