It's Week #29 of Moda's Blockheads block of the week.
Our Question of the Week: Do you ever machine quilt your own quilts? Any special tips?Obviously I'm ahead on BOW questions since I answered this one last week. If you're interested, here's what I said in my Sept. 13 blog post about machine quilting:
Ok, this is a question I can relate to. (Hand quilting, not so much.) I quilt small projects on my Bernina like Mini Table Treats and pillow toppers and runners. Otherwise, Joy quilts almost everything else. She's better at it and I usually don't have the time. To make my machine quilting look better, I use Aurifil 50wt. thread in a matching color with a size 60/8 needle. It's a little challenging to thread a needle that size, but when stitching in the ditch, it makes all the difference. My stitches virtually disappear! Try it sometime and let me know what you think.
Lisa gives us another challenging block to hone our piecing skills. Kathy expertly executed her block in red/white/blue from Lisa's assorted collections. I thought it went perfectly with my new find: Red & White Quilts - Infinite Variety book of Joanna S. Rose's fabulous quilt collection I purchased at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC a couple weeks ago. Not the smartest thing to buy & carry around all day since it weighs a ton, but worth every ounce.
|Kathy's red/white/blue Block #29 - traditionally pieced.|
|Joy's Layered Patchwork version in plum & green.|
Visit all the Blockheads' blogs:
Betsy's Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Jan's Blog - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Jo's Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Carrie's Blog - http://blog.modafabrics.com/