Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My work at the HV Meet : Rainbow Waves!

So I went for the HV Meet and hand a lot of fun!

You saw me demonstrating, thinking, and having a blast... But did I actually work?

Oh yes, I did!






After giving my demonstration on Improv piecing, when everyone else was busy with the contest, I did a little bit stitching of my own...

I have always looked at all the decorative stitches on my machine and thought, I wish I'd use them some day... But could never think of a project for them...

Working on the HV Platinum 775 I found a use! I had to... It was super tempting...


I wanted to see how I can play with the stitches... Use them in quilting...

And here's what I made...


I choose to call it Rainbow Waves... 


Here's a detail shot...


And another...


And some more...


I did these with the regular all purpose pressure foot and straight and decorative stitching...


I plan to frame it... It feels more like a painting than a quilt... I'll make a few more too...

Do you like it? Have you ever used the decorative stitches on your machine for quilting? Would you use them now?

Cheers!

11 comments:

  1. It's fabulous!! I've used the decorative stitches on my Singer - I played with them a lot at first but realized I really don't have a use for most of them. I do like the fancy stretch stitches for the rare occasion that I sew stretchy clothes!

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  2. Wow, Shruti! It's all gorgeous! That gives me a great idea on how to try to make my waves on my beach mug rug ripple and blend!

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  3. Fabulous! I have used decoarative stitches to machine sew down binding. It's a fun extra element especially on kid's quilts.

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  4. Yup. Used them on a quilted snap bag. Isn't it fun?

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  5. Amazing! I am totally in love with your rainbow waves! That is such a great idea - I never thought about using the decorative stitches for quilting but you can bet your sweet bippy I'm going to give it a try now!

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  6. Its really amazing Rainbow cloth Stiching. very nice blog

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  7. I just bought a new machine and I will certainly be trying this on some potholders/mug rugs I plan to make for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. I've used some of the decorative stitches on my machine, but I have never made a project that featured them. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. They really generate some great ideas.

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  9. That looks great. Maybe I have to move the dial off the straight stitch.

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  10. Hey Shruti,

    Our IMQG post(both yours and mine) have a mention at craftgossip.
    http://quilting.craftgossip.com/leena-won-a-viking-at-quilt-meet/2012/08/14/

    leena

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