Sunday, October 21, 2012

Quilting Satin

I am still having so much fun free motion quilting things I learned from the Craftsy class. Cindy Needham said that it was addictive and she is so right!


I tried quilting satin this time, and using a stencil for the design. I only have a few stencils that I inherited,


this is the only medallion stencil that I have (I think that it is the first time that I have ever used it). I used Quilt Pounce to mark it (it is the iron off kind).


I used a french curve and an iron off Clover white marking pen to extend the lines on the design. The Clover pen worked amazingly well on the satin, much better than on cotton.


Once I quilted the basic lines I added the 1/2" grid for the detail quilting. You can see how well the white markings show up.


Once again I used one layer of cotton batting and half a layer of wool batting.


The satin was much easier to quilt than I thought that it would be (I inherited this satin too, I assume it is just some polyester lining). It is nice to be able to use things that I have laying around.
I used 100Wt InvisaFil thread for all the quilting.
I think the stencil looks like a poinsettia and would be great for Christmas.


Love the shine of the satin. It is just little - 7+1/2" x 9".


This is the back - Aurifil #50 thread in the bobbin. I used a #80 Titanium needle for the quilting. A single hole throat plate on the machine seems to make all the difference, I think there would have been tension problems with the "scribbling" without it.
It took about 3 hours to make this piece (although I did Skype with my brother in China for a bit in the middle of quilting - the internet is such a wonderful thing).

Off to do some more free motion quilting since I seem to have lost the shank and 1/4" piecing foot for my sewing machine!!! Arrgghhh!! Thank goodness I already pieced the next quilt along blocks!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Mrs A said...

looks fantastic! I have never used templates but they would really make it much easier to get a basic design. Thanks for the tips!

Kindred Quilts said...

Once again, simply stunning!

Margarita Korioth said...

Thanks for sharing the process. Love your satin quilt.

Impera_Magna said...

So lovely... and such great tips you shared about marking tools! Thanks so much!

I "inherited" several stencils from a friend who no longer quilts... I'm looking forward to trying them out now.

SewCalGal said...

OMG your FMQ work is spectacular. Love, love, love it. Did I say Love it? LOVE IT!

SewCalGal
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Karen said...

Joanne -- the design is just beautiful and your quilting came out perfectly.

Thanks for sharing!

Lesley said...

You are amazing! Your satin quilt is fabulous...you really show such skill and expertise. Way to go!

Linda Moran said...

This is so gorgeous! You make me want to try the satin - and take the Craftsy class!! Again, really beautiful!

Quilting Babcia said...

Absolutely stunning quilting - love it!

Raewyn said...

Another beautiful piece!! Love it!!

What Comes Next? said...

jaw droppingly beautiful! I need to actually do some practicing from the class - and you are a definite inspiration to do just that - thank you for sharing. hmmmm, I think I have a pieced of gifted sating around here somewhere...

corina said...

I loved what you did so much that I signed up for Cindy's class too (as n added bonus it was on special for $15)!

Sally said...

Oh my, this is stunning. I'm going to have to pull out my 'bridal' satin and give it a go!

Joan said...

Joanne - that quilting is absolutely stunning - I so love how you did it. Your tutorial for it too is incredible.

Laura said...

Now I want to take the Craftsy class too! This is just gorgeou, Joann.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

You are getting pretty good at that!!!

SeeingStars said...

Beautiful work! I enjoyed Cindy's class too. Your piece is inspiring me to make time to try this.

GailM. said...

It's beautiful. I want to try one now too!! Thanks for the inspiration.

carricklass said...

Great advert for the Craftsy classes. Really impressive. Congratulations and keep on quilting.

Ray said...

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! This piece is just gorgeous!!!

Ela said...

It's beautiful. Love your satin quilt.