Saturday, August 11, 2012

Finished Nine Patch with Feather Wreaths

I've finished quilting my repro nine patch that I had the problem with running out of backing.  I sorted that out and quickly finished the quilting.  Now I just have to make the binding and put it on, I hope to do that next week.

I thought I'd show you the stencil I used to mark the feather wreaths in the setting blocks.  I used the medium wreath on the stencil and a pounce pad.  They really went quite quickly once I got into a rhythm.

I really love the end result with all those feathered wreaths across the quilt.

I used a lovely red backing which is something I wouldn't usually do, choose a strongly contrasting backing.  I used a dark red thread in the bobbin and a goldy thread ( King Tut by Superior Threads )in the top.  I fiddled with the tension for ages but still had some "pokies" on the back.  As this is going to be a snuggle quilt the family will use while watching TV I'm not terribly worried.  I used  Matilda's Own batting 60% wool and 40% poly.  Possibly the pokies may become less visible after washing and drying.

I'm watching Midsomer Murders tonight and doing some more applique on the centre block I posted about recently.  Pictures of that next time.

Happy stitching,


  1. Quilting is perfect!!! I love the feathered wreaths!!! You did such an amazing job with them, they are all the same like it was done with a computerized machine...only better!!! :-)

  2. I love your feathered wreath quilting Rowena. It is just wonderful.

  3. What a fantastic job you have done with the quilting Rowena.Inspires me to give it a go. I like the stencil with the option of three different sized wreaths-where did you get it from?

  4. Hello. I just found you from Lynn's blog. I love what you have done with your 9-patch quilt. But then I would, cos anything "feathery" is always going get my vote.

  5. You have done a wonderful job on your quilting! Can you share where you got your wreath stencil from?