Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cherry Theives finished!

Yesterday, after getting the machine I use for free motion quilting back from servicing, I finally tackled the quilting on my Cherry Theives tablerunner. This beautiful design is by Ester Aliu and the quilting on her version is lovely. I was really inspired to try something new that would highlight the appliqué and since this is a small project I figured I should just go for it. I have long admired McTavishing and decided to add some feathers as I really need practice with feathers.

As you can see I am using the Halo recommended by Sharon Schamber. It really helps keep control while doing the smaller fill designs like this and I much prefer using it to the cumbersome quilting gloves. The quilting really took much less time than I expected, about 4 hours in total.

I am pleased with the final result though my edges are really wavy. I guess my background quilting is too dense for the outside border. Lesson learned for the next time. And there will be a next time, the quilting pattern was pretty easy and fun and I love how it looks.

I have also been making the little flying geese for my Stonefields quilt. Here are about 1/2 of them finished.

 

 

17 comments:

Bunny said...

It is so beautiful and your quilting is just breathtaking. Oh how I wish I could do that as well as you.
Bunny

sunny said...

LOVE the cherry thieves!! You've been very busy with your HST's.

Julee said...

Love your quilt.....

Raewyn said...

Beautiful!! The quilting is a gorgeous finish to your runner :-)

Maartje Quilt said...

Stunning!!! What an eyecatcher and the quilting is soooo beautiful!!! I love it. Compliments.

Oops-Lah said...

Beautiful quilting! Well done. I too have the quilting halo but need more practice as I tend to go too close to the edge and then get stuck.

Karen H said...

Love your Cherry Thieves done all in blue! You did a great job of the quilting.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your Cherry Thieves applique is gorgeous! You did a great job with the new-to-you background quilting, too. I would never have known it was your first time "McTavishing" if you had not said so. Great job!

Kath said...

Absolutely stunning!

A Nudge said...

What a gorgeous table runner! I hope you link up with Esther's WOW (on now) to show her your version of her pattern. Fabulous quilting!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Love the Cherry Thieves. Fabulous quilting

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations. You have such great projects in the go.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Barb said...

wow gorgeous! your quilting is amazing. I also use the halo, at Sharons advice now I use 2 and its even better.
pretty geese flying around

Esther Aliu said...

Gorgeous! I love your 'just go for it' attitude and it's paid off for you, the quilting is stunning and the whole table runner is a real beauty!

I just love your version here in the blues, I am delighted to see Cherry Thieves made on a blog, it's a real thrill.

Would you please consider adding it to the Red Delicious archives linky over on my blog under the RD page? I know that in the future, other quilters will love to see your post here just as much as I have.

Bizarre Quilter said...

stunning work. love it.

Brandy said...

Beautiful quilting really accentuates the applique. I love it! What thread do you prefer for applique? I am considering the switch to silk.

Radka said...

Absolutely stunning :-)
xx