I have tons of pictures and videos to share in this post... it’s all about love!! Not just valentine’s... but all the quilty textures!! 💗
These bench pillows were made by Sherry...she made 4, so we double up two using the width of the fabric from selvage to selvage. I baste the first one onto the fabric, then quilt...roll, and baste the second one onto the fabric and quilt. It’s so slick, and saves so much time when doing multiples...to use one backing. The pattern for these bench pillows is by Kimberbell Designs.
I love creating a variety of textures, so I’m sharing lots of pictures so you can catch all those fun textures.
I love the hard lines in the hearts with the softness of the pebbles in the background. I used one of Linda from www.thequiltedpineapple.com green Edge rulers to quilt the lines in the squares along the border, and inside these hearts. Her straight rulers are my favorite!!
Awhile back I had some requests to video me quilting some of my freehand or freemotion designs. Below is a video of this fun to quilt pebble design. Adding the circle inside the other circles, adds interest to the design and more texture to the background.
I used a white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread and 8020 cotton poly blend batting from Winline, on all of these bench pillows.
I love adding a simple orange peel to the border on this pillow front.
Below is a video of me quilting the orange peel curves continuously with one of my Circle2 rulers...the 3”/9” ruler. Sorry my camera mount shakes while filming this one.
I have these rulers available in a set of 6....in both clear: https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/circle2-longarm-ruler-set-clear-acrylic
For more information about my rulers go to: https://www.quiltingit.com/blog/2018/10/10/introducing-my-circle2-longarm-circle-ruler-set
I also have my rulers individually listed... here is the clear 3”/9”: https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/circle2-longarm-28-ruler-clear-acrylic-lm6md
Check my shop for all the other sizes: https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/
I also quilted a 1/2” diagonal lines along the vertical border on each side, using Linda’s Edge ruler.
Sherry also made a couple of these super cute table runners!
The pattern is by Cynthia Muir from “Ahhh Quilting” .
Once again, I wanted lots of fun texture...the background, inside each heart...and the border. I also used 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread white thread on these...as well as their black thread for the border.
Below is a video of me quilting the border. This lovely design is great inside appliqué...as pictured in the biggest polka dot heart above, to a border...like what I videoed below, to even an entire quilt. I’ve quilted this design on so many quilts, it just adds such a fancy touch. To see more quilting videos, head on over to my YouTube channel and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/QuiltingIt
I hope you’ll try this design when you quilt sometime!!
I just love how the light picks up all that quilting!!
Funny thing...two of my clients were making these, and brought them the same time. This one without borders, was made by Barbara. I quilted it the same as the ones I did for Sherry.
It’s so awesome to know what I can quilt something like...because I’ve done it once or twice before.
Thank you for being here, and letting me share all this quilty goodness with you!! Hope that you have a great week!