Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I finished my Blue Willow quilt (well almost finished - I have to tack on the birds and hand stitch the fused facing) I made it for my dining room to go under the glass - you can see a picture of the dining room in a posting below.
I learned to face the quilt from this great blog! Barnyard Chatter I am happy with how it came out and it was the perfect solution for under the glass - I thought binding might be too thick.

I did most of the satin stitching before I quilted it. I used lots of different stitches when I quilted it but not as many as I would have liked. I sometimes used the BSR on my Bernina 440 and sometimes I didn't. I am not sure how I feel about it but I did use it on the white background.

I had a great time picking fabrics, threads and crystals for this quilt. Some of the vegetation is 3D - I like to make those fusible sandwiches (I first learned from Joan Shay with misty fuse or heat n bond light.


norma said...

It's a beauty! I love blue and white and I've been to China and Japan, so I can really appreciate t. I'll look for it in Houston

dianedoodles said...

It is lovely!

pcoxdesign said...

Beautiful! Good luck in Houston!

Roberta Ranney said...

Kathleen, Blue Willow is a beauty! I appreciate you posting several pictures so I could really see your work. I hope it makes it to Houston!

Carole said...

What a beauty!! And your workmanship is exquisite! Your quilting is so very well done.
I certainly am hoping the best for this piece in Houston. And you, too! Have fun with your friends.

Linda Laird said...

Dear Kathleen,
What a lovely piece! I especially like the variety of blue prints and embellishments you chose.

Good luck in Houston!

Linda Laird
QuiltArt list

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

It looks beautiful Kathleen! I love the fence and the building behind it.