Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I finished my Blue Willow quilt (well almost finished - I have to tack on the birds and hand stitch the fused facing) I made it for my dining room to go under the glass - you can see a picture of the dining room in a posting below.
I learned to face the quilt from this great blog! Barnyard Chatter I am happy with how it came out and it was the perfect solution for under the glass - I thought binding might be too thick.

I did most of the satin stitching before I quilted it. I used lots of different stitches when I quilted it but not as many as I would have liked. I sometimes used the BSR on my Bernina 440 and sometimes I didn't. I am not sure how I feel about it but I did use it on the white background.

I had a great time picking fabrics, threads and crystals for this quilt. Some of the vegetation is 3D - I like to make those fusible sandwiches (I first learned from Joan Shay with misty fuse or heat n bond light.