Friday, 30 August 2019

Some hand quilting (and the Peacock Party)

This week I've been watching the US Open tennis on TV.  The timing works really well for me, because the 7pm evening session starts at 11am NZ time.  I do some work in the morning, and then I keep the afternoons free to watch tennis.  I've even moved my sewing table closer to the TV so I don't miss any sneaky shots down the line.  


I've been hand quilting my Shuttles quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilts in Morocco.  I love this quilt - it's going to be so bright and happy.


I'm using bright yellow Aurifil 12wt to quilt it, and just sticking to straight lines.  Here's a full photo because I know some of you will ask to see it.


And here it is on the cover of the book, done in mainly solids with a zig zag border.


This just shows how you can take a pattern and make it your own.

I've been invited to be the guest speaker at Kapiti Quilters next week.  I've decided I'll make it a Kaffe themed talk, and will take quilts I've made mainly from Kaffe's fabrics.  I hope they've got their sunglasses ready!!!

Welcome to the Peacock Party.  I really do appreciate everyone who links up - we reached 30 links last week for the first time ever.  I managed to visit about half of the links, and it's really interesting to see what other people are up to with their quilting.  Link ups are how I made friends when I first started blogging.

So feel free to link up a recent blog post below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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12 comments:

Julierose said...

this is just a beautiful quilt! Nice work--I like watching tennis too..would love to be able to move around like they do hahaha hugs, Julierose..

Marie said...

Wendy, you've done a beautiful job of making that quilt your own, and I really like how you are quilting it as well. Enjoy the tennis!

Kimberly said...

I love your colors!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love this quilt more and more every time I see it!

Melva said...

What wonderful rich colors! Thanks for the linky opportunity. :) MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

Julie said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Yellow is not a colour I use a lot, but it sets this off to perfection. Enjoy your tennis.

O'Quilts said...

I love it...great job

Shasta Matova said...

I really like this bright and colorful quilt. So happy!

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tubakk said...

I love your bright and happy quilt. Today I've linked a post from my Insta, because I'm not at home this week.

Coxy31 said...

Love your work Wendy. I am wanting to hand quilt Jen Kingwells Circle Game Quilt which I hand pieced but after a couple of hours of unsatisfactory stitching am thinking of giving up for machine quilting.
Your hand quilting looks great, your stitches are so even. Can I ask how long are your stitches?
Regards Debra

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

oh I reallly like your shuttles quilt - the border fabrics just make it po!