Sunday, March 8, 2015

Machine Quilted Kitty Wallhanging






I finished machine quilting this wall hanging. It's not totally done. I still have some hand quilting to do. Some things are just too delicate to try on the machine. I want to outline the scroll work on the sewing machine. I also need to outline the cat's features. I'm going to try and color the eyes. I also want to embroider the whiskers as well as the sewing needle. However, it's close to being finished so I thought I'd show you!

 
 
I wasn't sure how I was going to machine quilt the border or the background. I decided to free motion quilt clamshells throughout the border. I like how it came out. I had a variegated blue thread on my machine which is the thread I wanted to use. It was an easy choice!
 

I wanted to use grid work in the background. I have a grid stencil as well as Pounce chalk. I tried marking the background but I couldn't see a thing! I only have white Pounce chalk. I'm going to buy another color for future use. I tried using my water soluble blue fabric marker but it didn't work well with the stencil. At this point, I just wanted to finish the background quilting. I decided to meander. I used Aurifil Mako 50 weight in light grey. I have never used this color before. I had read that it blends really well with many different colors. Since I was going to quilt on a batik, I thought I'd give it try. I feel the grey worked out great! It blended perfectly. So glad I tried it!

I'll be hand quilting soon! Next time you see this little wall hanging, it should be all quilted with a nice binding all sewed down.


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt. Love the idea of using different techniques to quilt it and looking forward to seeing it finished!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm going to try to embellish it even more if I can come up with some more ideas!

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  2. Beautiful job on the quilting!

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  3. the cat looks a bit fierce!.. maybe it a "don't move me out of the way...." look xx lol x

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    1. You're so funny! I'll try to soften him up! We'll see if I can figure something out!! Haha!!

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  4. It is a beautiful quilt. Looking forward to see the next step.

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    1. Thank you so much! Sewing down the binding right now! Embellishment is next!!

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