|The fabric draped over our saloon table.|
Before I did any freehand quilting I stitched along the edges of each strip and square to get the three sections joined together. The first long stitched rows I did went along smoothly, but when I came to stitch across the quilt....I wished I had a 'walking foot' to stop the top being pulled and then puckering.. It was a learning curve to figure out how to stop that happening with an ordinary foot. But I kind of pushed the fabric towards the foot so that it pulled it through and so when I got to a cross piece of sewing there was no pucker...
Then I got to the scary /fun bit.. lol
|Some free hand quilting.. My first attempt :^D|
Lets just say.. I'll have to do a heck of a lot more quilts before I'm as good as the ones I've seen on shows... whew! LOL :-)
|Some freehand quilting around the Lioness and her Cub.|
|This was interesting to do... |
I went around the design that was originally stencilled over the batik crackle..
to enhance it.
|This is a close up of where I quilted along the Ellie's trunk and around her eye.|
|A Shot of the back of the quilt where I quilted the Lioness and Cub.|
|The back of the Quilt with it's sleeve at the top so it can be hung if required.|
|All the corners ended up right.. yay!|
Previous to this quilt I always used to make small 1/2 inch bindings and so have never had this problem before. LOL..
|The finished Quilt.|
Cheers for now.