I am overflowing with inspiration these days. I’ve got a bunch of new books (these are just a few) to inspire my postcards and crazy quilting and the Pajama Quilter DVD. I want to try it all! The Quilt Toppings book has lots of good ideas for embellishments.
Before unloading Annie’s pink HeartString top from the longarm, I used the extra backing to try some of Dawn’s echoed flowers. Keep in mind that I need to practice these but I watched the segment on the DVD and then stitched them.
Now, are you ready for the UGLY feathers.? The beauty of a busy top is that it hides a lot of flaws but sometimes it makes it difficult to see your previous stitching line. In this photo you can see the one place in this quilt that I sewed over another feather and would you look at that big ugly feather on the bottom of the photo!! And NO, I didn’t pick out these and redo them – I kept going.
This next section looks better overall. I wouldn’t recommend using a solid backing when you’re learning new quilting designs but it was what I had pieced for this quilt so I used it anyway (this was one of my off center 4 patch backings and one fabric was the print above with the echoed flowers and this was the other).
I only have a small whiteboard and I haven’t used it much. I’ll have to pull it out and do some more practice and maybe look around for a larger one.