Wednesday, April 24, 2013


This has been the week of Henrietta.
Henrietta block
I started the quilting with this block.  And this is my attempt at McTavishing.  I am going to have to watch the DVD again.  However, I think it kind of looks like the wind is blowing.

Henrietta stippleHere we have the Acorn Lane stipple and a small piece of the border quilting.

Henrietta block 2This block just had loops along with the outlining of the appliques.

Wavey lines

The third block got wavy lines, up and down on top and side to side on the bottom. 

sq in sq flowerThe square in a square blocks have continuous curves and a flower in the center.

009On this block I did wavy lines again but this time they followed the jumping squirrels.


For the basket block I used echo quilting. 

020The last block I’ve gotten done got a basket weave quilting pattern.  I did mark a grid but the markings were all gone by the time I got to the end.

I have three more blocks to quilt but need to spend some time coming up with three different fillers for them.

021 I am using batting scraps for this quilt.  It has taken 4 strips, plus a couple of small pieces to patch the holes.  I find it very interesting that in the areas that are quilted I cannot see or feel where the pieces overlap.

placemats completedEven though this is not part of Henrietta I did want to show my finished batik scrap placemats.  They are so pretty that yesterday, when we were having sloppy joes, I turned them over just incase we “slopped” on them. 

Well, that’s about all that’s going on around here.  I have a couple of other projects to work on so probably will not get back to Henrietta until the weekend.

Have a great rest of the week.  Gari


Glenda said...

Love what you have done on all the blocks Gari, they all look great. Cheers Glenda

Frog Quilter said...

Love all the different quilting designs you used in the blocks. Are they from a DSM or a long arm? Keep up the fantastic quilting.

LynCC said...

Oh, look at you go! You got a lot of Henrietta's quilting done already. I love those jumping squirrels. :D

Nicole said...

Your quilting is beautiful! I printed out all the monthly patterns for Henrietta back when it was free, but haven't made the quilt. Yours is lovely.

straythreads said...

I like the way you individualized each block with quilting. I have done some McTavishing I practiced on paper with a pen then on scraps I think the trick is to break up the background into small areas. Good luck Ann

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilting looks great... what fun! Such an adorable quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the quilting! I agree the mctavishing gives so much motion!!

Bunny said...

Your quilting looks great and I love your placemats.

Bonnie said...

Oooh... thanks for some good ideas on fill quilting. I needed another idea so I'm stealing some of yours. On the third one with the wavy lines did you sid to get to the next line? That would look good on the quilt I'm working on now. Thanks for some inspiration!