About Me

My photo
Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Machine quilting

Machine quilting is certainly a challenge, but I am happy with the results from my afternoon's efforts on the Marble Tiles quilt.
Line quilting in the solid diamond shapes. The walking foot is a great help.

First I quilted in the ditch along all of the major seam lines to hold the quilt nicely together, then I put on the binding. This makes the quilt so much easier to handle as I twist it around underneath the machine. In this afternoon's photo, I have line quilted all but the solid half diamonds on the left side of the centre.   This has been the hardest part, and I know that the many border strips will be much easier as I will not need to struggle with all of that fabric under the machine.

I quilted the large patterned diamonds in a wandering line that I did with the feed dogs engaged and the walking foot.

No comments:

Post a Comment