In fact, the frame arrived just after I had finished writing my last post and I had almost forgotten that I hadn't shown it to you!! I am really pleased with how this little framed quilt looks. You may recall how excited I was to have finished this little project and, that I was keen to get started on another new project.
I started planning almost immediately, making good progress and getting an exciting new background pieced together, which is shown above. I wanted to try out another 'floral' art-style quilt like the ones I had previously made (shown below).
So, the next step was to quilt the background before adding some applique and free machine embroidery. This is where things didn't quite go according to plan!! I had almost finished the quilting and was relatively happy with how the background was looking until disaster struck.....
The corner of the backing fabric got folded back on itself and the corner was stitched to the middle of the quilt. I cut the fabric away but, I knew it would be difficult to unpick the quite densely quilted stitches.
In any case, I had now decided that the quilting was too formal for the type of texture I wanted to give the background. So, I decided to chalk the whole thing up to experience and just be content with the FMQ practise it had given me.
I had thought that I would throw the whole thing in the dustbin but, I didn't really want to waste the fabrics and time that I had spent quilting by just throwing the piece away. I suddenly remembered a pattern Christina Cameli at A Few Scraps wrote for quilted fabric buckets and which Christina kindly offers as a free pattern in her Craftsy Shop. She also wrote an accompanying video showing you how to make them in this post in November of last year. My discarded background fabric was just the right size to make two little fabric buckets which I am extremely pleased with! Now to get started on the new background.....
Your framed piece looks wonderful - you should be so proud! And don't I know what folded back on itself corners!! I finally learned that I really do need to take the time to baste carefully around the outside of everything before I dare try to do anything with the machine. Saves a LOT of unpicking! Good save from your disaster though - and so much better than having to reverse sew all those stitches.ReplyDelete
Hi Christine wow your framed work looks awesome ,i love seeing your work as you are so clever,well done my friend xxReplyDelete
I think that’s happened to all of us a time or two! Good save! Lovely framed piece! A true work of art.ReplyDelete
Love how your latest piece looks in its frame. Beautiful! Nice alternative plan for your quilting fabric!ReplyDelete
I really love your framed picture quilt, what a brilliant idea Christine and the fabric buckets are a really great use of your quilting. Lovely ��ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! I was pleased with the framed quilt! Now to start the next project! Christine xDelete
That frame looks just right for your finished piece, and sets it off beautifully!ReplyDelete
Yes, been there with the fabric getting caught ..... sooo frustrating! But it means you now have two very pretty baskets, love the coordinating fabric you used for the top too!
Isn't that the worst? I've had my backing flip like that too--argh! You did an awesome save though--those buckets are adorable!ReplyDelete
Your little baskets look great, I even stole your idea and turned my practice pieces for, FMQ and improvisational piecing, into a great basket for my sewing room.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brenda! It is nice to actually use the practice pieces and if they can be turned into something useful that's great! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
das gerahmte Bild ist sehr schön geworden.
Ja, manchmal passt das FMQ nicht so, wie man es sich vorgestellt hat. Es ist aber immer eine gut Übung. Die beiden Körbchen sehen so schön aus und sie sind immer eine schöne Aufbewahrung.