Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Domestic Machine Quilting

I have been working on the Pine Tree Wallhanging. I had great frustration quilting inside the trees. The top thread kept breaking. I tried changing everything I could think of: new needle, rethread machine (many times), lessen top tension. I finally finished that part. When I stippled around the trees with white thread (same brand, weight as the darker thread) I have very few breaks. That still doesn't make sense to me.

Here are my first feathers. I drew these on paper many times, but this is the first time I have actually quilted them.
Here is one of the corner triangles:
Here is the feathered border:
All in all, if I keep anyone from being closer than 5 feet of it, it looks OK. I'll be finishing up with the corner blocks today.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Karen that is looking great. Love what you have done on the trees. I think you practicing drawing the feathers has paid off-they look fantastic.

  2. I think your quilting looks wonderful! Love all your feathers. You did so many different ones! Looks great!!