My guild, Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild, makes and donates comfort quilts. We have given quilts to hundreds of people. They go to people who are ill, lost a loved one, lost their home - basically anyone who needs comfort. My friend June made three tops just like this and let me quilt them while practicing on my Bernina quilting frame and my Bernina 440. I didn't take pictures of the first two but here is the third. I learn more every time I use it. I give you long-armers a lot of credit...it is very difficult! I did circles - varying sizes. I am practicing for my green and brown quilt for my bedroom.
I serge the edges of my quilts to keep them in good shape while they are being bound.
I washed the quilt so they are really puffy:) I had to wash it because the needle marks really showed on the white on white fabrics. Some of them had a lot of paint on them.
Below is the best shot to click on to see the quilting.
Below is a auction piece of the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I made it using left over pieces from my Blue Willow quilt (in an entry below). I had some trouble with my quilting on the white. I used a blue backing and every now and then you can see a hint of it. I should have used a white back. Lesson learned.
I had fun with my threads and stitches....
I appliquilted (did all my applique stitch after it was sandwiched with batting and backing) everything and now I am working on the quilting. It will be 20" x 20"when it's finished. I am really looking forward to going to Houston; seeing the quilts, vendors, friends, people, time away....