I have gingerly machine quilted my charity quilt and just have the outside border left to do now. I only got one little tuck on the back so can live with that. Mostly I stitched in the ditch but did shadow outlines around the appliqued shapes at both ends.( all using the walking foot ) I am not sure what to do in the borders. Thinking, thinking !
Congratulations are in order for 3 members of our Tauranga Patchwork and Quilters Group ( I say proudly! ) Last weekend at Cambridge at The Machine Quilters Conference our members took out 3 of the 4 prizes! Sandra Bently won the Professional section; Robin Dimmock won the Novice section and Jenny Allen of Stitchworks won Viewer's Choice. Wow that is so good.( Jenny quilted the purple and green quilt in my side bar )
Another of our members, Faye Laing who does beautiful embroidery, was the tutor of a young person who recently won a sewing machine as the prize for all NZ, at the Hamilton Embroiderers' Exhibition.
So aren't we lucky having that talent in our group.
I didn't know about Biscornu. ( do you? ) I was selecting a gift for a friend who likes to try all sorts of craft and stitching. I got this kit for making the Biscornu in the photo. Hope she likes it. Biscornu is french and can be an object that is strangely shaped ( odd ) or it has come to mean the method of making one of these. I googled the word and the images and was overwhelmed with wonderful little stitched strangely shaped objects. ( mostly pincushions or decorations I think )