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In the interest of finishing up an OLD ufo, I started quilting this mantle quilt last night. Boy, the magnetic channel locks sure made it a breeze. Now to decide on the quilting over the bargello. I know Ami suggested feather but just not sure I'm up to feathers. I think I may do ivy leaves instead in a gray monopoly so they won't show much.
Nope Ami is the one that suggested the arcs. Suze was the one that suggested feathers. Have to say the arcs you did look perfect!!!
I thought the arcs were a very good suggestion and the execution of them looked fantastic.
I think my next goal is to get comfortable with feathers! I just need to practice, I know.
Anyway, the ivy leaves look great.
I'm also quilting the small applique wall hanging on the same backing to the side. I had just enough black batting left over from the Christmas quilt to do the two small pieces, just barely.
The ivy looks beautiful and is a great choice for that quilt.
I love lining up more than one project on the frame as it is a great time saver and good for using up large batting scraps as well.
I am seeing myself a lined cordroy bomber jacket and if I like the fit I am going to load up some fabric and quilt it and cut it into a quilted bomber jacket. So far I have only quilted fabric to cut up into bags.
Thanks Ami. I've gotten to really enjoy the ivy, it's busy enough you don't notice any irregularities.
I keep seeing stuff where people have used quilting samples to make things, I need to do that again. I made a Christmas tree bag when I first go my Amara.
I think I may give this a try. It's made using an oversized sweatshirt. doesn't it look snuggly!
Dee, I have made those sweatshirt jackets (made them one year as gifts for the employees at our office). I found that the one I made for myself was very good looking but it really was not very snuggly because it was rather stiff. Look at how large the sleeves are and look at how there are no knitted cuffs.
Your results may vary depending on your climate but here in Ohio the cool winter breezes just zoom up the sleeves.
The women just loved their jackets however because I used novelty fabrics suited to their hobbies or histories; one woman's parents used to be circus performers, one woman was a Mickey Mouse collector, etc.
hmm, good point. But honestly I was thinking more of a jacket to wear around the house, not so much out & about. That's fun about novelty fabrics tho. I made an apron with novelties, but a jacket would be fun. stay tuned. maybe, maybe not. probably depends on how quickly I find the background fabric for my next applique project.
Use a very thin, DRAPEY batting to achieve a wearable jacket. Or heck, even flannel would be excellent. Thick or typical quilt battings tend to give you a cardboard effect.