This week I am taking the things Leah taught and apply that to my butterfly quilt. If I have extra time,then I will try to piece up a table runner with saw-tooth-star. Lets see if its possible.
Here are pictures of the butterflies and lady bugs I tried to stipple into, I would call this micro stippling. The butterflies on my quilt are approximately 4x4inches and looks like my stippling scale is probably 1/8th of inch or less. The lady bugs may be 1/16th inch of stippling. So tiny or dense.
|Micro-stippling on the lady bug with circle motif|
|Another attempt at micro-stippling|
|So far, this is my best quilted butterfly|
I am planning to finish my butterfly quilt with pink thread. Since, this is my try out quilt. I wanted to play with the thread colors. I would like to go and finish up the rest of the butterfly's body in purple thread but didn't want to waste thread in traveling from one butterfly to the other. So, I am just going to finish up the quilt in all pink thread. Any suggestions? Leave your comments below if you have a suggestion.
The butterflies will be quilted with micro-stippling as shown in pictures above in pink thread and rest of the quilt in 1/2inch stippling. Will post pictures when I finish my quilt.
Sawtooth Star Quilt:
So, I did piece my sawtooth star quilt/table runner with three blocks. This was a big undertaking for this week.
I made flying geese to make the star points and then center square was fussy cut with birds. And small square for the outer. Will make another post with the full details.
1. Moda bella solids antique white
2. Debbie Mum's 3 different bird print. The pictures shows the 2 different bird prints used for the top.
Here is the pieced sawtooth start quilt:
|Sawtooth start table runner pieced/top|
|Sawtooth Star Block with bird motif and 1/4inch stippling|
Looks like I have a lot of working projects which I need to finish up.
Leah if you're reading this, I have two question for you this week:
1. First, what type of needle do you use in your machine. Since, you have mentioned that you always use the IsoCord threads. Did you ever have to use different weight needles? If so, why and when?
2. Second, when we have motif in the center of a block, which do you do first? Do you stipple the block first and then the motif? Or do you finish quilting the motif first and finish the thread. And then stipple or quilt the block?
That's all for this week. Its time to shut up and quilt like Leah says :-).