Hi!
 
Finally after hours of quilting this quilt and spamming photos of it in the instagram (I am amira_littlemushroomcap on IG), the quilt is finally done!
 

 

 
This quilt is a gift for my mother, hence the fabrics was bought to match her taste and home. The fabric line is called Anna Bella by Marcus Fabrics. I posted a blogpost when the fabric arrived here. Blogpost on the progress of the quilt here and here.
 
 
I know my mother would certainly love a sampler quilt, so I decided to make the HST sampler quilt from In Color Order’s Tutorial.
 
From this to HST BOM
 
Quilt Tag
 
HST quilt feather quilting
 
The quilting was mostly feathers because I wanted to practice feather quilting. I started quilting the blocks, so even though I did have some ugly feathers there, it is not so obvious. Pretty clever ha?
 
 
close up feather quilting in blocks
 
Once I have done all the blocks, I did the sashing. which was ….. totally wrong!
Should have consider quilting from the center towards the outside/border because the quilt backing keeps bulging around in between quilted blocks. It’s okay. Lesson learnt.
 
backing
 
I was finally confident with my feathers and decide to go for the feather border. I am pretty please with the end results having it was quilted on a regular domestic machine with no stitch regulator.
 
Feather Quilting Border
 
Up on a no leave maple tree
 
Here is a video of me quilting it. If you are interested in quilting feathers yourself on a domestic machine, probably you can get a few things from the video. Please pardon my grammar and english – it is not my first language and spontaneously talking is one thing I am not very good at. Huhu.
 

 

Sorry – it is my first time doing a video! And NO editing!!! and it is dark – of course, its winter here down under.. AND sorry you have to go through me with the seam ripper part too! Hehe. I am hoping to improve soon so I can share better.

 Quilty Hugs,
Amira

32 Comments on Anna Bella HST Quilt Done + Quilting Video

  1. Very beautiful! And, you did a fantastic job on your home machine. Lovely work. I know your mom will be delighted with it when she sees it. She will be blessed by all your work, and the time you took, and your attention to detail, picking colors she loves. And, I have lessons too from every quilt I make…isn’t that grand how we can learn more and more. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very beautiful! And, you did a fantastic job on your home machine. Lovely work. I know your mom will be delighted with it when she sees it. She will be blessed by all your work, and the time you took, and your attention to detail, picking colors she loves. And, I have lessons too from every quilt I make…isn’t that grand how we can learn more and more. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have been following your blog for many months and you are so inspiring. It’s been so helpful to watch your progress. Thanks for the tip about practicing the feathers on the blocks where they are not so noticeable. So many new quilters, myself included, are just so afraid to start knowing their feathers will not be perfect. I’m going to start quilting feathers!

  4. I have been following your blog for many months and you are so inspiring. It’s been so helpful to watch your progress. Thanks for the tip about practicing the feathers on the blocks where they are not so noticeable. So many new quilters, myself included, are just so afraid to start knowing their feathers will not be perfect. I’m going to start quilting feathers!

  5. I love your quilt you made for your mom, just beautiful!! I have a suggestion for you, as I watched your GMA video I noticed it’s pretty dark under your machine throat. I bought a strip of LED lights to put there. It’s amazing how it lights things up!! I got mine from Amazon for under $20. You will be amazed at how much better you can see what you are sewing.

  6. What a beautiful quilt and great job of free form quilting. I admire your work. I would be thrilled if I could do it. I am a beginner at quilting and have a lot to learn. Thank you for doing this video so we can see how you do it.

    Quilty hugs,
    Marilynđź‘Ť

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