Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Bare branches

On Leah days quilt along this week it was a tutorial on bare branches which involves travel stitching. This I have been scared of trying as I didn't feel I was good enough to do this succesfully.
The reason I follow Leah's project is because she gives me the confidence to try these things. So I tried it!!! Some of my travel stitching was very off but others were ok. I do believe the wonky quilt has improved my skills quite a lot and I think this was Leah's plan!!!! To help me to improve without me realising it!!! She's good!!!
My confidence has increased a lot and although I still have a long way to go I'm happy with the way I'm progressing.
Still need to work on those feathers though!!!!!!!


  1. Your travel stitching looks great!! Very well done.

  2. That turned out great! I love the texture it gives to the brown fabric. I've been scared to quilt with contrasting thread before but you did a fantastic job of it :-)


  3. Your stitching looks very good and consistent to me. Great job

  4. Thanks for all your lovely comments!! I used the white thread so I could see what I was doing better really but it does show up mistakes a lot more. I think I'm going to use this filler in my borders on my current quilt but use a darker thread just in case :) thanks again x

  5. You did a great job on this! I don't see any mistakes :)