Saturday, 2 March 2013

Enough lace

Oops! I didn't mean to go all week without blogging; I've been quilting the lace on the table runner. Last night I finished and bound it, and I'm relieved it's done.


The photo above is the same piece as the last one I showed, but this time from the front and almost complete.


I wasn't entirely sold on the the darker threads, so only used them a couple of times in the largest doilies, then set them aside. Above (back) and below (front detail)  are one of the middle-sized doilies. I really like the swirl effect in the centre of this one; it just evolved as I started quilting - I had no pre-conceived vision of how it would look when done.


The finished table runner is 14 x 40in, and there are 99,000 stitches in it!

As before, it's all hand-guided, free-motion quilting.

I'm linking up with Leah's FMQ Friday.

7 comments:

Bec Clarke said...

Oh My goodness that is amazing, I can't believe how wonderful you are.

Joan said...

Thats so beautiful Emma...How do you count the stitches on your Bernina 820 - Its not something I have learned and would love to know how. Same as I have no idea how to save things, Your FMQ is so fantastic - I bet it took a huge amount of hours?

Karin Huysamer said...

I stumbled on your blog for the first time and really love what you are doing with your 820. I also have one, but have never attempted what you are doing but I think it is beaytiful!

2ne said...

This is soooo great - love the way you are freemotion quilting - looks like a lot of borders....
Have a great week end.

Karen at Fireball said...

These are pretty, and I also like the swirl nature of the center. If you have a picture of the finished piece to share, I'd love to see how you joined them into a table runner : )

Karen at Fireball said...

These are pretty, and I also like the swirl nature of the center. If you have a picture of the finished piece to share, I'd love to see how you joined them into a table runner : )

FlourishingPalms said...

Once again, you never disappoint, Emma. This is amazing. Your skill and workmanship are incomparable! I hope the recipient fully appreciates what she receives from you!