Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4 Table Topper Quilt

This is a half square triangle table topper using Americana colors.  Blue and white on the top with a red, white and blue striped binding.  It's laying on a chair so you'll have to excuse the the odd angles.

The back is a nice floral red, white and blue.

Now don't look too closely.  I'm a novice at doing the actual quilting!
I've tried free motion quilting on my machine but I need to work on getting the right foot on it so I opted for a straight stitch here.  I struggle understanding how to stop and start with my machine because I didn't make straight lines all across the quilt.  What do I do with my tails?

I'm not the best at binding but with more practice I'll get there.
Now I have a mug rug to finish hand sewing the binding to the back.

Then I can get on with my new BOM  Amish with a Twist plus finish up my 12 month BOM mini blocks with Thangles.


Candy C. said...

That's really cute Kathy! Looks to me like you did a GREAT job! :)

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

That's a nice job and so cute. What kind of machine do you have cuz it makes a difference in how to start and stop. Bring the bobbin to the top, leave a tail and tie those off. Stop your line and stitch in the same place for two or thee stitches. There are all kinds of ways to do this. Maybe you tube will help.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I have a Pfaff 1475 CD, which is an older model that has embroidery options but uses cards with punch type codes. I've never used it but my husband tried it once and said it works well. It also has preprogrammed embroidery. I'll have to play around with pulling up the bobbin threads. Thanks.