Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 7

My customer asked that the common names and the Latin names of each of the pieced-block flowers be embroidered near each flower. This put new zeal into my search for an embroidery machine (though of course I *could* have done it by hand, or free-motion with my 830 Record).

I found my machine! There was a week of nervous waiting while the previous owner decided which new machine she wanted, and then the Bernina tech did his usual checking and servicing of the machine --- and now it is *mine*. I gave it a tryout, and it turned out fine and dandy, so I launched into the embroidery for this quillow.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 6

This will be the quillow pocket.

Bachelor's Buttons

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 5

The last two pieced flower blocks are done, other than the block I will put on the quillow's pocket.  These are the Starburst and Tulips blocks.



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 4

Two more blocks done:  Verbena and Fan Flower.  Only two more to go! -- and then I will do the connector blocks, which will have the Latin names of the flowers embroidered on them.  AND! -- I have a very real possibility of purchasing a Bernina 180 Artista sewing and embroidery machine by the end of this week!  I'm hoping...


Fan Flower

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 3

Today I finished blocks five through eight -- 'Spider Lily', 'Painted Daisy', 'Windflower', and 'Zinnia'.

Spider Lily

Painted Daisy



First eight blocks

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 2

Blocks three and four are done -- 'Bleeding Heart' and 'Cactus Flower'.

Bleeding Heart

Cactus Flower

Four blocks on point

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Quillow, pt. 1

I have begun making a quillow for a customer.  I am using the Thimbleberries pattern called 'A Quilter's Garden'.

I did the first two blocks today.  The first is called 'Bachelor's Buttons'; the second, 'StarGazer'.

Bachelor's Buttons

Bachelor's Buttons



StarGazer, Bachelor's Buttons

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 12 -- Top is All Together

The top is all together!  It now measures 105" x 105".

Now I must fold it up for a bit while I work on customer things -- a fancy, ruffly, Cinderella doll dress, and a somewhat detailed quillow.