Friday, 15 April 2016

Quilting the Cartwheels







Seeing as I wasn't rostered for work yesterday, and I couldn't really be bothered doing anything to strenuous in the housework department, I decided that I may as well start quilting the cartwheel pillow.

After glue basting, simple circles, traced around readily available templates, (different sized plates and mugs) were quilted with a beautiful fuschia colour Aurifil thread on top, basic white on the bottom. This is the first time I have machine quilted complete circles, I think there will definitely be more circular quilting in my future.  It wasn't until I was looking at all the photos afterwards, that I realised I didn't use my walking foot for this,  thankfully all went well with it.

Now just the pillow back to make and attach, and then it will be ready to be gifted.

7 comments:

  1. Great idea to use your plates and mugs for circular quilting!

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  2. You never cease to amaze, you have such a great skill.

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  3. It looks great Julie! You have a great machine, if it can handle the machine quilting without a walking foot! And great skill for the circles to be so perfect! Will your cushion get the pompom treatment?

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  4. Love this quilt so much ... I'm glad I'm not the only one that uses my dishes as quilting guides :)

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  5. I like it. :-)
    I will be on Spring Break...enjoy your next week!
    Carla

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  6. Thanks for this idea to use plates! Lovely colors and pattern:)

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