First I would like to thank each one of you who wished me well while I was sick.
It was very kind and it helped me to feel better! My liver and my stomach are doing fine now and I hope it will stay like that!
A little sneak peek of my challenge:
While laying on the couch I had plenty of time to think about the quilt!
But...I had to catch up with the sewing and I'm glad I could sew more blocks yesterday.
Now they are all done!
Then I wanted to start with quilting in sections today.
I sewed 4 blocks together to have a convenient size, added the batting and backing ( here I used a whole fat quarter) :
I did not want to do free motion quilting, here I'd rather have sort of a motiv, but then I did not want to trace it on the block!
I remembered the first course I took years ago to learn how to machine quilt. Her method was using a "guide" paper instead of tracing the pattern on the fabric. That is how it works, I traced the feather pattern on a very thin and light paper, put it over where I wanted to quilt and started:
I carefully tore the paper apart. It really worked! The tiny little pieces of remaining paper will get away when I wash the quilt. It looks like a little mouse was at work here!
The first section:
Here is the back:
I enjoyed quilting this way, I could turn the block around without any problems and the thin paper as a guide for the feathers worked quite well. I hope to get better from feather to feather, from block to block!
Of course, this attempt is not done, the quilted blocks have to be sewn together and there are the borders. Everything is new for me!
But if I don't try it, how will I know if it is worth?!!
So far, so good!
Tomorrow the journey will go on!
Please join me!
Tell me what you think, what you know or would do instead, and so on.
I love exchanging ideas and we can learn from each other!
Wishing you a lovely and creative week!