Here is my challenge piece, still need to do the background filler quilting. I have plenty of ideas on what I want to do, the challenge will be picking just one!!! The fabric on the outer border is my quilt to the edge extensions, I baste it on the quilt to help make quilting to the very edge easier!!!!
So our teacher for this month was Paula Reid and she had us use a beautiful stencil on our quilts. I used two stencils, the center design is the one she had us use and the butterflies are from a stencil that I already had. I like stencils, they are very versatile. You can use the whole thing or just a part of it. In the photo below you can see what this quilt looked like with the blue marking ink. I ended up not using the flowers that were next to each butterfly and I decided to put feathers in the wings instead of the design that came with the stencil.
|I drew out the design first on paper to make sure I liked it!!|
|Deciding on how large I wanted the quilt|
|Stitching with my Juki-I used YLI 100wt silk thread-my favorite machine quilting thread!!!|
|The back of the quilt!!|
|I bought the stencil because I really like using them in my quilts!!|
|Yes, I have more than a few!!!|
Thank-you to our teacher, Paula Reid, for giving us a fabulous lesson and to all the members of this challenge. I am having so much fun reading everyone's posts and seeing their beautiful work. This is so very special!!!
Happy Quilting everyone, take care, and keep those needles sharp!!! Martha