The quilt is finished.

I've finished this small Quail quilt.


You may wonder why Quail…? well, I think they are funny, and I see them every time I'm in New Mexico. They scurry through the undergrowth with their babies following behind them… their little legs going ninety to the dozen.

Once again we are having an event in Alamogordo in July and I'm donating my time to raise money for the young people in the district.

This will be a 4 hour class. I will teach a number of techniques in this class which is predominantly machine applique. I believe you can achieve fine applique if you follow the steps accurately and slowly.

But we will do some drapplique, interesting applique quilting and it is also a design class…so you can design your own applique for the back of the quail.

I make videos for some of the techniques in the class… this one is the blanket stitch and on the Janome Horizon there are 8 blanket stitches. My favorite is the single stitch…. although I did do several others because I'm testing the machine.

I've quilted the quilt quite heavily and I'm quite happy with the design.

 Now to finish the notes….


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sharon says:

    I love the colors you chose for this. I don’t think I’d have the patience for the machine stitch, I’d just grab a needle and sew it by hand! Thanks for sharing.

  2. gayle says:

    Beautiful little quilt! I agree that the quails are cute little birds. I was wondering how you managed the grid-like background after doing the applique. When I enlarged it on the screen I realized how you cleverly surrounded the bird with something different. I haven’t done a lot of machine applique your work is very inspiring. Thanks to you, I am now happily working on a portrait of my dog with 3 sticks in his mouth.

  3. Susan S says:

    Thank you for sharing your video—I am always trying to improve my machine applique. Susan

  4. This is very nice blog about the quails.This is excellent.Thank you for sharing….I’m not Australian, but Queensland is a big part of me. I spent my early teens there.

  5. Sarees says:

    Great news! It’s seriously going huge. I am delighted that you have put on sight. Thanks for keep me posted.

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