Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A new quilt for class @ The Quilt Emporium

I did a lot of sewing in the past week, got 2 quilts done.  One is for donation at the Valley Quiltmakers Guild.  There are precut fabric bundles available for members who want to make a quilt for donation.  I'm pretty new to the Guild and wanting to do something so I took one bundle and this is what I made.  I happened to have some solid pink left over from old project so I added it in.

The other project is for a class at the Quilt Emporium.  I finally finished Jill Finley's Cherries Jubilee.  Jill's pattern is easy to follow.  I love the way the vines go all over the quilt and out to the border.  There are a lot of first times for me in this quilt.  It's my first time to work on applique pieces of the vines and leaves.  I've never made a bias tape before.  From this project, I've learned a lot about cutting bias tapes and bias binding.  It's also my first time to make a quilt with scalloped edges.  I quilted the whole thing with nylon thread both on top and bottom.  At first I was a little apprehensive about putting the nylon thread in the bobbin.  Many people said not to do it.  I adjusted the tensions and it worked out nicely.  I'm very happy with the way the quilt came out.


  1. This is cute! I've been working on mine for awhile now. I'm finally at the vine stage. I'm new so cutting my expensive fabric correctly was important to me. Lol. I'll sen a photo when finished. Do you have any tips for a newbie on that scallop edge? :)

  2. I especially love the Cherry Jubilee design Margo - great job! I cannot believe it is the first time that you attempted some of the techniques. As usual, it is beautiful.

  3. I love your Cherries Jubilee!


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