The last in a series of four beginning quilting classes I teach at Cathy's Sew and Vac, we covered machine quilting and binding. The class quilt we made is a quilt design by Kathie Holland ~ Black, White and Red All Around. Thank you Kathie for permission to feature your design. Here are pics of the quilts made in class...
Pieced back on Kristi's
Carol made a small wall quilt version using sparkly star fabrics in patriotic colors. She did her machine quilting with blue and silver metallic threads and it's ready for binding! A+
Darcy made a 54 x 54 inch quilt using scrappy black and white prints with the red inner border and a dark black floral print for the outer border. Her quilt is basted and ready for quilting. She used a gorgeous black rose print for the backing and is considering doing free motion from the back following the rose print.
Kristi made the same size quilt and wanted to incorporate Zebra print fabric, a favorite for a member of her family. She placed the Zebra print in the center star and the outer border with a dark print for the star circle. Nice design layout. She also pieced her backing with the Zebra print in the center. Her quilt is also basted and ready for quilting.
We practiced on small quilted pieces first. We did 1/4 inch straight stitch quilting, SID, cross hatch and echo with a walking foot as well as some free motion quilting. I was very impressed with how well everyone took to machine quilting. We also sewed binding on to the quilted practice pieces. Everyone did a beautiful job! A+ for everybody!