Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden close-up
I recently took a workshop and mentioned to my neighbour a precise way of starting/stopping 1/4" from the edge without marking the patch. I was surprised to find out that many weren't aware of what their 1/4" patchwork foot could do for them! I wrote about this before but thought that this would be a good time to repeat what I figured out about my foot.
This is the 1/4" patchwork foot off my Janome. If you look closely you will see some little markers along the edge. Believe it or not these markings serve a purpose!
This shot is taken from the above the foot and I've place three pins so you can see the markers more clearly.
Work continues on my Love Entwined quilt albeit slowly! I'm now on to Part 3. I've stitched down the gold oak leaves (well that's what they look like to me). Between the oak leaves are "plumes" with six tiny circles appliquéd on each. I had thought I would use a taupe fabric but decided it was too drab so I've decided to go with red. I think this is a better option. I'll stitch them down and then I'll have to make and appliqué 48 little orange circles. You can see two of the orange circles on the bottom right plume. They are rough cut just to give me an idea as to how the orange would look and I am happy with it!
Well that's it for today. It is too cold to go outside to take pictures so I'll leave you with a picture of some mushrooms from my quilt Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden!
Until I blog again, how about we warm up with a hot pot of mushroom and onion soup and a crust of bread. Then we can settle down and sew to our heart's content! Bliss!
thanks for the tip on the 1/4" foot-I didn't know thatReplyDelete
mmmm soup sounds good
It took me a while (20 years) to figure out what the notches are for. I wonder what other surprises my machine has in store for me? :-)Delete
Your Love Entwined looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tammy! I'm swimming in tons of tiny circles as the moment! They are fun to make and they stitch down so quickly that I don't mind this little task! I'll keep you posted on my progress!Delete
Karen, I think I have figured it out there is a notify me button that I have turned on, hope this works. Love Entwined looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
OK. last attempt. then it's time for a good cup of tea!ReplyDelete
I've never noticed those markers on my quilting foot. Thanks for the great tip.ReplyDelete
Love the fabrics you have chosen for your oak leaves and plumes, the red is a perfectReplyDelete
foil against your orange and the gold. Your work is an inspiration to me and I am going to love watching your LE grow.
Took me a few years to work out how great those marks work, the quarter inch front mark is also on my Bernina walking foot. Cheers Jenny
Karen I use that same exact foot and never new about those markings! Thank you for the tip.ReplyDelete
I have never noticed those marks, I am going to fish out that very foot and check!!ReplyDelete
I love the mushrooms! I just sent one of my friends over to check out your bee tutorial after she commented on the bee I was embroidering.
Thanks on the foot tip. I am looking for a new machine and think it will be a 6600 Janome. I am stilll working on the border of my Love Entwined and have one more to sew down. Looking forward to moving on. Other projects just seem to get in the way!!ReplyDelete