Monday, December 8, 2014

Do You Quilt Christmas Presents?

I wish I had more time to do this sort of thing. Quilt things for presents, that is. I quilted one for my Guild Gift Exchange, but I did not get pics of it. The fabric had way too much going on and I'm afraid the quilting lines got lost.

This table runner is for a friend at Church. First, I found a sketch of a Celtic Cross on Pinterest. (Do you Pinterest? I could spend a lifetime there!)

This first picture is after quilting just the crosses. I struggled with the placement. Originally I was going to place one cross in the center, but a friend suggested two, one at each end.

This green fabric is Grunge, don't you love it?!! The designs show up so well, but there is still plenty of variation in the print.

Then I got down to the feathering. I did these all freehand, just chalking the spine lightly. I echoed the feather, which gave me a line to hit with my tight back-and-forth lines. Any time you are placing a dense fill behind a feather, it helps if you echo the feather. The fill meets the echo line and doesn't mess with the shape of the feather itself.

I hope you and your family and your dear friends have a warm and wonderful Christmas season! Thank you for following me these past two years, you are a blessing to me!


  1. Debbie, this is absolutely beautiful. I hope someday to be able to make such smooth and aesthetic free-hand feathers. That looks like wool batting - did you use another layer underneath as well?

  2. Thanks LynCC, for your comment. Only wool...I don't usually think another layer underneath is necessary.

  3. WoW!!!! Not even in my dreams could I do this. Fabulous job!!!!