Modern Charm for Spring Quilt Festival 2014
Yes! It’s time to celebrate!
The Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side has begun! Please do make time to visit the festival throughout the coming weeks. There are always so many inspiring entries. Beautiful quilts. Wonderful quilting. And gorgeous photos!
Have your say and vote for your favourite quilts!
My second entry this year is in the Home Machine Quilted category. You can see my first entry here.
Modern Charm takes a charm pack of your favourite line….
And shows it off in this minimalist design.
The finished quilt top waited patiently for some happy mail. When it arrived…
I layered my quilt backing, batting and top in a pin basting session that afternoon.
Four new cones of Magnifico by Superior Threads.
Pink Pink Pink #2008, Aruba #2142, Passionate Purple #2124 and Electric Green #2101.
Then Aunt Elna and I spent the weekend working away on the quilting.
And after three days of intense quilting, I was finally able to apply the binding.
A close up of a spiral.
With the larger throat space of my Aunt Elna, I was finally able to try my hand at spiral quilting, and added a little interest with echo quilting thrown into the mix.
Close up of the spiral.
I was afraid that those bright Magnifico threads were going to be too much. That they would detract from the design. And that each little mistake would be so much more obvious.
But they blend in well.
And it isn’t until you see the back of the quilt that you can even appreciate all those hours.
Size: Quilt finishes at 62″ x 67″
Title: Modern Charm
Designed: by me, Lorna McMahon
Pieced and Quilted: on my own home sewing machine, Aunt Elna
Fabrics: Charm pack of Simply Style by V & Co., sashing and binding is Folio by Color Principle for Henry Glass & Co., and background in Artichoke of the The Morris Apprentice collection by Barbara Brackman for Moda. Backing is Winter Parade by Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle for Henry Glass & Co.
Quilting: Spiral and Echo quilting in a 3.5 stitch length using Magnifico by Superior Threads.
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