Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Some Quilting Therapy........

I have been sewing some candlewicked blocks for years now, and finally have finished the 25 blocks, joined them etc and begun the quilting journey.
I decided to quilt a feather motif in each corner of each block (25 x 4 = 100)!!!!!! Needless to say it has been a mammoth job, but I love the result, and it is great fun to drop the feed dogs on the machine and just "go for it".
Onto the borders now....I use "quilt and tear" paper.........don't quite trust myself yet without that guidance.

I'm really happy with the little feather motifs that frame each design........
Here's a bit of a view of the overall effect, but it looks a bit crinkly on the table......better one to follow when I finish.......
Better get back to it.................

10 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....and Wow again...you must be so pleased it looks amazing...

Lyn said...

Your feathers look fabulous- your quilting is impressive- these are great shots showing the detail...

Chookyblue...... said...

wow....beautiful......i don't even trust myself very much with straight lines........

Cardygirl said...

Looks great! i am a bit nervous of quilting...you are inspiring!

Patricia said...

Your quilt looks absolutely fabulous....great quilting you are very clever, can't wait to see it finished

Patricia

Anita said...

OMG that is just brilliant!!

Kerry said...

WOW your quilting looks amazing - well done

Cheryl said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just wonderful! Welcome to blogland.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! That looks beautiful. Just Amazing xx

Tarnyia said...

So beautiful... xxx