7.26.2010

Pillow Shams

Remember how I last told you I was not a quilter?
Yeah.
I tinkered all day with the free-motion foot on my machine.
But after doing some trials and playing a bit,
I was able to quilt up some pillow shams to match the quilt I have been working on.
This one:


I think they turned out pretty cute!



They kind of look like I took different sections of the quilt and made pillow shams, but they aren't
"matchy-matchy".
They really more or less: Coordinate.
That is really my decorating philosophy. But that is also discussion for later I think.

Anyway, here are some close ups. 




I still am sorting out the speed of the needle with the speed of the movement of the fabric.
And getting the tension both upper threads and lower threads. As you can see, I was a naughty sewer and used different bobbin thread color to match the back (yes, I know nobody sees it...) But if the tension is off, you can see the little bobbin threads poke their heads up. Luckily, I figured this out VERY quickly!
Use the same color on both threads, ladies.  But you all know this....

So,  OK, I'm not a master at the free-motion quilting, by ANY means.
But I am learning and gaining appreciation for it and having a bit of fun at it too.
And I can see how it would really be fun on one of those Long-Arm machines! 
Wouldn't it be nice to have one of those?


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12 comments:

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  2. You look like a master to me. These are fabulous! I'm scared of you!!!

    Haupi
    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  3. Do you think this quilt and shams project is your most inspired ever? I am blown away by how amazing this all turned out. Abso-freekin-spectacular!

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  4. This whole set is just adorable. The shams are great, I like that they are more 'coordinates' than matchy-matchy. You would never know you are not a 'quilter'..LOL!

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  5. Very pretty!! I love the textured look !

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  6. They turned out great! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  7. Very pretty! I just bought a free had motion attachment for my machine...I'm a little scared to try it out. You've given me courage to try. Great job!

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  8. Awesome!
    I love the MissMatchyness. A friday's favorite for sure~ come join the linky party.

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  9. How pretty!! I love how you combined all the fabrics to make this fun quilt! Great job!!

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  10. I love it! You're very talented.
    I love the colours too.

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