Saturday, November 28, 2009

Machine Quilting: Placemats


My friend Quilt Rat lent me her old Pfaff machine, as I do not have a machine that lowers its feed dogs. My machine quilting has been limited to straight lines. So this is my first successful attempt at stippling!

Our guild is donating placemats to Meals on Wheels at the December meeting, so I thought this might be the right size project to practice my machine quilting. Of course I have been practicing all summer on scrap sandwiches before attempting something 'real'. I made another placemat with a house and a tree on it, and I stippled in between but ended up with a puffy tree and house, quite awful! But I learned and this one turned out quite flat...so I am pleased with my efforts!


Almost everything I make has a name and this one is 3Trees

6 comments:

annieb said...

The quilting looks great! I feel your pain, though, as my sewing machine is the same...

sallyannequilter said...

You've done a wonderful job on the placemat!

True Blue Nana said...

Wow! I am so impressed. Great job and wonderful idea. I think I might try something similar. I am a copycat you know.

Vicki W said...

What a nice touch for MOW!

Quilt Rat said...

Fantastic! Is that a little McTavishing on those trees I see?
I think you are getting the hang of free motion quilting.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

What a great idea! Your machine stitching looks fantastic.