Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mastering the art of McTavishing

Back in March, I saw a photo of Karen McTavish new McTavishing desing on Instagram. I totally fell in love with it, and I had so much fun trying out the quilting design on the quilt I made for Helen Stubbings
Karen was so nice and gave me some tips how to do it, and she told me that she was about to make a new book with this design. I've used my version of it in a few client quilts, and it is for sure my very favorite background filler!

It's perfect for quilting areas around appliquèd pieces. Either in just some areas, or on the whole quilt.


This is a quilt made by a lady in my local quilt guild. It's a gorgeous wallhanging made by using the paper piece method. 

 Yesterday I finished the beautiful quilt made by another lady in my quilt guild, and I have to admit I just love it! I had so much fun quilting this too!
It's a pattern by Sue Daley and it's called "Sunshine lollipops and rainbows". 



Some photos from the quilting progress:


I spent almost 30 hours quilting this, and about 14 bobbins of Superior's So Fine thread. I used the same thread on top too.  

I took some better photos in daylight today, so the design shows up better in these:

I just love the colors of these fabrics. So happy and bright! I think this blue one is my favorite :oD



I just love the look of the back! 

If you like this quilting design and want to try it out, you can preorder Karen McTavish new book over at On-Word bound books. And if you do so before June 4th, you'll receive a signed copy! I can assure you I've already made my order :oD

Karen McTavish new book includes TWO detailed DVDs of Karen teaching the process, step-by-step, of adding and using McTavishing in your quilts. Contributing quilters are longarmers (stand up quilters), domestic machine quilters (sit down quilters) and hand quilters.
So this is also a book for those of you who quilts on your domestic sewing machines :oD

Wish you all a great and creative weekend,
Laila



6 comments:

Seams Sew Together said...

Gorgeous quilting!!

darla hall said...

This is a wonderful testimony to Karen and her techniques. I took a class from her in January and came away with so much knowledge. ...my head was spinning! Your work is simply...marvelous! I know how much work it is, but it is sooooo worth it! Your client is going to cry when she sees it. P.S. I have the book on pre'order!!!

Kathy said...

You've inspired me to give this design a try...not on a client quilt yet but I'm going to practice it this summer!!

Laila said...

Så flott quilting :-))
Du er virkelig flink :-))

Cattinka said...

Your Quilting is beautiful!
You really enhenced that Sue Dailey quilt.
KATRIN W.

Michele said...

That is just gorgeous. I'm going to get my copy ordered. A friend has one of her quilts in it.

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