I used the figure 8 in my quilt Piccadilly to the Nines (which I plan on finishing this week)!
Close-up of Piccadilly to the Nines figure 9 quilting
Probably the trickiest part is figuring out how to deal with the mitered corners but if you know the trick it isn't difficult. It quilts very easily because for many of us a figure 8 is a familiar shape to doodle. You can read about how I quilt my figure 8's here.
Bab's used a black backing and I think it is fabulous. I used Superior The Bottom Line (silver colour) in the bobbin and I think the thread and quilting look great on the back. I just love the way the figure 8 quilting looks on the back.
I'll try to get outside to take a picture of the entire quilt but for now you will have to be happy with the corner. I am beyond thrilled with the feather border on the outside. I've never done anything like it and have simply amazed myself! Really! You don't know what you can do until you try! The plumes are not equal or identical but you don't see that...all you see is the lovely texture that they create!
Last week I shared a picture of a quilt that I fell in love with and it is next on my very long "to make" list! I saw this quilt on Lorraine's blog. It is such a cheerful quilt! If you love hexagon quilts be sure to click on that link because there are several lovely hexagon quilts in the post.
I went through my stash and pulled fabrics. I pulled these two for the turquoise snowflakes.
These fabrics are being turned into these rosettes! I've got a nice pile started!
I also pulled these two fabrics for the center medallion.
I added a subtle off-white, tone on tone print and now have the beginning of the medallion stitched together!
The next step is a border of the off-white fabric followed by a pink border. I've selected the fabric I will used so I'll prep some hexagons for basting when I'm out and about!
Until I post again, happy sewing!