I have finished the feathers on my Coin quilt (see earlier blog here) and am working on the big scale cross hatching of the coins themselves, and some filler quilting around the feathers. I started working on this at the VMQG Sew-in on Sunday, but it just didn't want to happen - broke a needle, had my smaller sewing bed with me and it has sharper edges, so I kept catching the quilt so it wasn't flowing smoothly, and then I ran out of bobbin thread. I just took it as a sign to put it away and work on something else! Here's what it looks like so far - I'm loving the textures on this!
(I did piece a table runner after that, but will post about it later, after I've taken some photographs, as well as my Habitat challenge reveal).
Last night I did get some quilting done and managed to finish all the quilting on my African Collage. After keeping pretty much to just outline stitching and stitch in the ditch in the centre, I wanted to do something more interesting in the borders. See the frame that surrounds each of the animals?
I used that as my inspiration and had a lot of fun with it, doing a whole slew of different free motion quilted designs. It doesn't show much from the front, as the black on black print pretty much hides it all,
but I do like how it looks from the back!
Here's what all the quilting looks like from the back
I just need to bury a few more threads, bind it and add the beads down the side, and then I can call it done!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday @ The Needle & Thread Network