Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hourglass, DONE

This one is DONE - I'm pleased.  It's 70" x 80".  It was too windy to hang on the fence.  The 2 light borders on each side of the HSTs, are a twining vine, with hearts/leaves that poke into the white part of the HSTs.  This was all free-form with the exception of the large side setting triangles when I used a template.  THAT is the only part I don't particularly care for - apparently I am a total free-form gal. I called mine an Hourglass, but I see it's the same as Quiltville Disappearing Spools.  

The last of the quilting was done with my new Janome feet.  They come 3 to the package, and include a round clear plastic foot with guidelines, so circles can be done well - that is my ultimate goal, anyway.  At first, I had problems but learned to loosen the pressure on the foot, and also unscrewed the spring on the new foot itself (less pressure), and voila, it worked.  PRACTICE was the key.

Notice the hint of GREEN in the grass. 8-)) 
 

10 comments:

Janet O. said...

Nice finish! Great border treatment, too!

Ruth said...

That was fast! I am a free motion gal too. It's much easier than trying to stay on lines, I think. Keep quilting - as if you need to be told!

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Lindah said...

Beautiful!!!
(I'm still working on getting comfortable with the rulers, too.)

Anne Ida said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tanya said...

It is a beautiful quilt!! I like those clear quilting feet too!

Vivian said...

Another beauty Elaine and with the backing from the previous post, another two-fer!

I have the same feet but didn't know the circular one is for quilting circles. I find that I mostly use the open toe foot although the circle one is great when going over bulky seam areas.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Purple Pam said...

Another great quilt finished. You did a super job on the piecing and the quilting.

Pokey said...

Great finish, I sure like it on point, Elaine. Imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I saw Lori of Dakota City Quilter was reworking her quilt, and she mentioned loving the layout of yours! I was pleased to see that you were the "Elaine" giving inspiration...like you always do!
:-}pokey