Sunday, April 03, 2011


When I was at the Appliqué Academy in February 2010, I took a hand quilting class with Sharon Schambler. I have finally finished the class sampler. But I'm not pleased with the way I did the binding so am going to undo that one............I think. It is a lot of quilting going on here and it did take some time to do it. But when you have to spend 1 1/2 hours four days a week on the train to and from work, you just don't notice the time spent. Then the train ride didn't get boring either :)

This is me playing with 6 inch charmes. Yes, those were the days before every charm became 5 inches. I did this because I wanted to try out this way of using all my odd pieces of fabric. A nice spring quilt.

But I went a bit crazy with the machine quilting. On this quilt I used 4 spools of Robison-Anton  50WT 100% cotton thread. Only two needles! I made a shell pattern in the blocks and a loop pattern in the sashing.

This is how it looks like on the back. With this quilt I really learned how to do machine quilting my way. The speed, needle, and the thread. I no master yet but I'm getting better. I used my domestic machine: Janome MC 6600. It's more than good enough for a task like this. Even though the thread didn't give much lint, there were enough of it in the machine. So I made sure to clean it whenever I had a break. Now I need to figure out what to do with this quilt. Due to all the quilting, it's not exactly nice and soft.........


  1. Nydelige arbeider, og gratulerer med "ny" blogg!

  2. Nice quilt, Wenche, and I love your 6" charm squares... it does look like spring!

  3. Wow, lekker håndquilting i det hvite. Har beundret den i UFO-mappen på quiltskandinavia. Skulle gjerne ha tatt denne i bedre øyensyn. Charmquilten er også utrolig flott quiltet. Nydelige arbeider begge to.


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