I've just had the most AMAZING week in Yorkshire, on a residential quilting course with Philippa Naylor. I had a super time, and was able to make this gorgeous New York Beauty wall hanging using some fabulous batik fabrics. The pieced borders and the pieced binding reflect the outer segments of the blocks, and a double row of piping was added for a pop of colour...
...under Philippa's expert guidance, I was able to practise my free motion machine quilting, using a selection of Aurifil threads. I quilted lots of feathers and twirls and loops and curls. These blocks were made initially using free patterns that I had downloaded from the internet, and printed onto very thin paper that easily tears away. Foundation paper piecing can take a while to perfect, but gives lovely precise, sharp points...
...once the quilting was completed, I added a pieced border to reflect the outer segment of the NYB blocks, then added a double row of piping. Finally the binding was stitched by machine to the font, folded over and hand stitched in place on the back. I absolutely LOVE this, and will try to use more free motion quilting in my projects, rather than my usual simple style of straight lines!
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