Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Santa Clara series #3 quilt & Asian Theme fabrics..

Santa Clara series #3, machine quilted with a walking foot.

Machine quilting back view, #3.
Santa Clara #2, Machine quilted with all purpose foot, washed and dried.

 Last couple of days I have been machine quilting #3 in my Santa Clara series, it's 39" x 22" with a 2" border. I'm using a walking foot which on my machine is slow. When I'm finished quilting and binding it then I'll wash and dry it and see how it compares to my Santa Clara #2, 54" x 17" with no border, that I used the all purpose foot on. I purposefully used the orange colored thread to make the quilting stand out as part of the design whole. The idea of my Santa Clara series was to repeat the diamond like summer colors in Santa Clara, CA.
Visiting one of my favorite fabric stores, for a break, I found these lovely Asian theme fat-quarters. The blue fabric behind them was a blue I had to have, it's made in S. Korea, they put out fabulous fabrics with a rich feel.
This is my Wednesday progress...remember to check in at Fret not Yourself blog to see a lovely New York Beauty in progress.
Have a great day!

Fabric I couldn't resist, Asian theme, the blue fabric is made in S. Korea.


  1. I've done very little machine quilting and would like to learn to do more. What I've done has been with the walking foot and very simple. I love what you have done with this series. The Asian themed fabrics are very pretty.

  2. Thank you, Pamela, about the machine quilting, I've heard and read that practice is the key to getting comfortable with it. I think that's the
    hardest thing, being brave and just getting in and doing it.

  3. I'm anxious to see what you will be doing with your Asian fabrics - they're gorgeous!

  4. you are so prolific Janie and everything is perfect, not rushed, just perfect.