Mary Anne is celebrating her 50 1/2 birthday this Saturday. I offered to quilt a smallish quilt for her and at our last guild meeting she handed me a small piece.
I figured this is an opportunity to practice swirling feathers and play around with feathers in general. The gray called out for black so I used King Tut Ebony on the front. I used King Tut on the back as well with a variety of colors.
This is what started it all. I won’t tell you how many times I picked the quilting out of this and a couple of other spots.
My Bernina 1080 is in the shop for a spa treatment so I’m using the back up machine. I had tension problems and couldn’t figure out why. I took the bobbin out and tried to drop it holding the thread…it wouldn’t move. Once I realized why the tension was off it took another 15 minutes of fiddling to get the bobbin screw in just the right position. I shouldn’t have any further problems.
With the deep color of the back it’s a bit challenging to see all of the quilting…I used two different variegateds for this. I’ll say it was fun!!!
I really enjoyed quilting this…the fun part will be giving it to her tomorrow. I did consider trimming it however I’m not sure if she trims then puts the binding on or binds then trims the excess batting and backing.
7 thoughts on “A preview for Mary Anne”
Wow. That’s all I can say. Just. Wow.
Lovely! What a great gift!
Just wonderful. She is going to love…love…love it!
Teri, you heard me say it before… Your feathers are amazing! I may just have to ‘let’ you ‘practice’ on a piece for me, or maybe for Raven… hmpphhh… LOL 🙂
You know I’ll quilt for you…any time.
How exciting to be designing for Benartex. I picked up a couple of their fat quarter packs for the Cosmo Chic fabric at market and that’s what I’m currently working on. Loving it too!
Well, heck . . I’m working without my glasses and left this comment on the wrong post but hey . . I LOVE the quilting you did on this one! 🙂