Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sawtooth Medallion


Sawtooth Medallion  is a pattern from the book  
A Treasury of Scrap Quilts by Nancy J Martin.  
It was one of my first attempts at needle turn appliqué.


I finished the top at least 6 years ago if not longer and put it away until I became a better long arm  quilter.  Well, I have finally figured out you don’t become a better quilter by absorption or by buying books and tools.  
You actually need practice.


Having finally come to this conclusion I decide to just get busy and quilt some of the many tops I have stored away.
So just pretend you are on galloping horse when you look at this one.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

16 comments:

belarmina said...

Es un trabajo precioso!!
y estoy de acuerdo,
cuando llevas tiempo cosiendo ves las mejoras que as logrado con la experiencia
saludos

Diane said...

No horse needed! I love the quilt and the quilting. I think its great!

Kris said...

Oh, Nancy - You did a beautiful job on the quilting and a gorgeous job on the piecing!! What a wonderful first attempt!!

judith lockhart said...

Nancy, your quilting is beautiful! You always were good with rulers on your long arm machine, plus it is a really lovely quilt pattern!

audrey said...

Oh I wish you could learn from absorption! Great looking quilt! Wonderful to have another finish.:)

Kyle said...

It looks great and it's done! Yeah! And my horse was not galloping passed.

Tina said...

Your Sawtooth Quilt is gorgeous! I love your colors and the appliqué block is just amazing. Beautiful job!!!

Cheri said...

Your quilt and the quilting are beautiful. Good for you to start quilting some of the tops.

Karen said...

I don't need to pretend to be on a galloping horse. It looks better than the machine quilting I do.

lorene said...

silly girl! I love the quilt!! BTW, I finished my scrappy cheddar that is pink quilt. I did add a couple more borders to make it bigger. keep sharing your quilts! they are an inspiration. oh, and I have LOTS of tops that need to be quilted. I need to get busy too.....

LuAnn said...

It's beautiful, Nancy. Great finish; your quilting is beautiful.

Grit said...

Looks so wonderful. Love your quilt.

Jill said...

Pretty blue scrap quilt. I hear ya on the 'get busy.' Sometimes I should be sewing instead of reading quilt blogs. How did you like needleturn?

Shari Sherman said...

Nancy, it's wonderful! I know what you mean about that galloping horse, but you did a great job! I've had my longarm for 7 years and I still consider myself a beginner, but my friends are trying to convince me otherwise.

Dawn said...

Congratulations! It looks great. True confessions - I enlarged the photo and you can be very proud, it looks great.

A Nudge said...

You've already conquered the quilting - it looks gorgeous! Love the medallion. Congratulations, Nancy!