Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quilting Makes the Quilt

In my last post, I showed a Rebuilt Log Cabin top, that I call my "Homely Quilt." It didn't have much going for it, but I felt sure when it quilted, it would be just fine - I am right! I have 3 more wide borders only - my goodness I couldn't stop once I started quilting it!

Below are some photos of free-motion quilting in the 8 inch border. I'm liking it!

These snakey things are 2 flexible rulers I have that I use to get a similar curve on each corner and side.

12 comments:

FLO_rancher said...

Those are handy rulers... will have to get me some..would work much better than cardboard. Love the quilting...wonderful..you are so inspirational.hugs
Deb };o

~Joan said...

I love seeing your free motion quilting. It inspires me with new designs. I did some quilting today, too, and will e posting pics soon.

It feels so good to finish a quilt. I have about 4 feet of binding one one side to finish on a double-bed sized Bull's Eye quilt.

~Joan

Purple Pam said...

Great job on the quilting on your latest log cabin quilt. The quilting you can do on your home machine is inspiring to say the least.

Joyce said...

Very nice. Do you use your flexi ruler for marking or follow it with your machine? I could probably use mine on my frame...never thought of it.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Loooookin' gooood!

Vivian said...

You look like you had a lot of fun with the quilting, another great job Elaine!

I so love that block design (I printed out your posts with the instructions). I've got that one on the project list for next year.

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilting designs...have a short flex ruler but not a long one. Where did you get it?

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've often seen a so-so quilt become a wow quilt through the hands of the quilter. Quilting is an art that transforms the canvas (quilt) to something we often only dream. blessings, marlene

Finn said...

great job on the quilting Elaine! Looks very professional, and what a good idea, those flexible thingies! Keep up the great work! Hugs, Finn

Anonymous said...

You are one awesome quilter!

Pamela in SOMD

Roslyn said...

Your homely quilt is gorgeous Elaine, I love it. Where did you get the pattern?
And your freehand is looking terrific, PPP, eh?

Randi said...

Elaine, it looks great! I have wondered about getting some of those flexible rulers...there have been a few times I thought they sure would be handy.