Sunday, March 15, 2015

More Free Motion Quilting

After the success of the quilting on Cherry Thieves I decided to try my hand at some more McTavishing on a small appliqued piece designed by Brandie Campbell of the blog A Brandie Creation. I have not seen a new post in awhile but a few years ago Brandie asked if I would be interested in testing this pattern for her. Isn't it just adorable! Though these could easily be Easter Eggs I decided to use fabrics that would go in my home anytime and have turned this into a sofa pillow that is perfect for Easter and beyond.

And with Easter in mind I also whipped up these small fabric buckets using a free online tutorial by Ellison Lane. They are for my two little grandchildren and I will fill them with a few Easter goodies. I figure they will be perfect in their rooms later to hold whatever they wish. They were so fast and easy and I was thrilled to use up a bit more of the stash in a fun way.

Finally, now that the flooring has been laid in my new studio, I have a space large enough to spray baste a quilt that has sat lingering in the finished tops pile for years. This is Botanica by Robyn Pandolph that was a BOM from Stitch n Heaven around 2007 or 2008. I have always thought it would be a good candidate for McTavishing so I am going to give it a go. I had thought I would wait til my longarm was set up but doing this recent free motion quilting has given me the confidence to just go for it and I hope that I can do an OK job. Time to start finishing all the tops I have sitting around!

 

10 comments:

Judy Dietrich said...

Your free motion quilting is turning out gorgeous!! That pillow is just perfect!! Good Luck on the quilt top quilting----the quilting will make the appliqués stand out.

Bizarre Quilter said...

the pillow is stunning... oh I am love love loving the applique.. inspiratiooooon!!! (imagine that last word sung)....

and the little fabric buckets! Can you please post a link to the tutorial, I'm not sure whether to look on blogs or youtube.

Thank you. xoxo

Karen H said...

You are doing a fabulous job machine quilting - that pillow is so elegant and has a real William Morris feel about it! Can't wait to see what you do with the quilt!

Adorable buckets - I agree with Bizaree Quilter - it would be great if you could post a link to the tutorial!

Cathy said...

Your BOM is beautiful. Love your quilting. Hugs, Cathy

Kyle said...

Your BOM quilt is gorgeous. I think you're ready to machine quilt it especially after quilting your pillow which is devine as well.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your free motion quilting looks great--love all your projects!

Cheri said...

Very pretty quilting. I took a McTavishing class a few years ago, I am going to have to dig out those class notes for a little reminder.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful applique projects, what a lovely quilt.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Sandra Bryan said...

You did a great job on the pillow . And a very pretty quilt. Fantastic colors. I'm looking forward to doing a quilt like that myself some day.

Brandie said...

Your pillow looks wonderful! I love the idea of turning it into a pillow.