Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Firecracker Quilt Being Quilted

I was getting my Firecracker quilt ready to quilt on my sewing machine.  This was before the arrival of the longarm quilting machine (more on that later!).  I used a version of Sharon Schamber's method of hand basting.  See her video here.  

Then I got busy quilting it on my sewing machine.  First, I studied the photo here on quilt designer Julie Herman's blog of the fabulous quilting done on the quilt by quilter Angela Walters.  I knew I couldn't do the amazingly beautiful job that Angela did on Julie's quilt, but it inspired me.  First, I outlined the triangle shapes of the pinwheels. 

Then I did swirls in the background spaces.

Here is my version of the quilt all done!!

It's now hanging in the local quilt shop, Hearts and Hands, where it's on the class schedule. 

What project have you finished lately?


  1. And it looks lovely there, too! Great quilting designs...

  2. You did a fantastic job! I love it in the patriotic colors!


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