Monday, 5 September 2011

How to Quilt Flowers - a video tutorial

Ok, so I feel like I should set a disclaimer first, I'm very nervous both when I made this video and now that I'm about to hit the publish button. I'm babbling and I'm uhm-ing a lot and I mispronounce words and have a weird accent and...well this is new and just making me nervous lol!
But I made this video to answer some of the questions I've had about how to hand quilt the flowers I'm quilting on my AMH quilt.
So here goes nothing...please don't laugh!







 Now how helpful was my 'burying the knot' mime?! ;-)
I forgot to mention that I peel the paper pattern away as I go, it helps me to see where I'm burying my knot as I change thread colours. I just keep pinning my pattern down to ensure it stays put.

Thank you for watching...I've always wanted to say that!

x Leila

Edit to add: I used Swedish tracing paper for quilting, we call that 'pattern paper' here.

38 comments:

  1. Great job on the video! I've machine quilted through paper, but never by hand. Definitely need to try that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I completely understand your nerves, but your tutorial was fantastic! I wouldn't have thought about pulling the stitches a bit tighter to compensate for the paper part...brilliant! I starred the post so I can reference it! (Plus, you have a beautiful accent! Mine is American...bleh!)

    ReplyDelete
  3. thank you, I have just learned my something new for today.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You did a fabulous job! Thank you. I learned something new today.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Leila, that was a great video! I have done similar quilting with a machine, but did not think of using this technique with hand quilting! I love hand quilting and this gives you so many more options! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great info! Loved the video. I too think your accent is very nice..Like Shannon mine is American ~ worse than that it is Southern American... :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! I was thinking about trying some handquilting but was very nervous about that. This definately helped with my nerves, I think I will give it a try soon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great video. You gave me some ideas. I have just purchased some perle cotton. My mind is going now!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Brilliant job on the video tute, and although I'm not sure what your accent is, you do have a lovely, lovely voice so what does it matter?!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I very much enjoyed your quilting video! You did an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating. (And I LIKE your voice. :) )

    ReplyDelete
  11. You have a hot voice and a sexy accent! Ok, are you still nervous about this? :)))

    Now that I told you, and I know you'll be so much more relaxed, I can go watch the whole video :))

    ReplyDelete
  12. i love your voice *and* your accent. thank you so much for making this video. i'm especially inspired by watching you do the rocking stitch. i'll be bookmarking this video and watching it a few times before i tackle any hand quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really enjoyed watching that- hearing someone's voice that you know makes it all seem more real! I hope that makes sense. It is a lovely pattern and I like your method!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That was great, Leila! Fun to hear you talk and see you stitch so smoothly!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your tute was fab, thanks so much for sharing Leila :)
    Really really love this method - such a great idea. oh!.... the possibilities!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful video, thanks so much for sharing your technique! I hope to try this sometime soon.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I couldn't agree more: great work!
    Your voice is so nice - it was great to hear it!

    PS. Guess what a loveliness I got:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Everything sounds better in a British accent! (says the American). You did an excellent job and I had to keep from drooling because you have all my favorite AMH fabrics right there. I'd give my left arm for some of those! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i love your video leila! you are so sweet sounding, just want to give you a big squeeze through my monitor. :) I love your technique though too of course, can't wait to try it out sometime!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pretty fine article. I just stumbled upon this web site and I have to tell you that I have truly enjoyed reading your blog articles. I'll be subscribing to your feed anyway and I hope you'll post again soon. Big thanks for the valuable info.

    ReplyDelete
  21. wow! you did an outstanding job!! thanks for being so brave!! this is definitely something i will try!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I really appreciate the fact that you've made your own website and have actually publish your thoughts. I like your work and feel I can concern to what you've done. Lots of people can't even imagine having such talent. I hope that you know how lucky you are. :) Good luck to you in all your aspirings. :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. You have a wonderful accent for tutorials. Very proper!

    I absolutely love what you have done with this quilt. I had wondered how you did it. Now I know!!

    Well done!

    From someone with a very broad Australian accent.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the video! This is such a fantastic way to stitch! I've only marked with a pen and I was a little heavy handed with the marks..eekkk. I'll definitely be trying this! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hey, Leila, you did an awesome job on your vid! I've always wondered how the heck people did hand quilting, let alone in a gorgeous flower pattern. Very sensible and beautiful; thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great video! I've never hand quilted before and you make it look so easy!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Maravilhosa aula...Muito obrigada...Aprendi algo diferente hoje...
    abraços de MF

    ReplyDelete
  28. I remember seeing this video a while back and I have finally come back to it as I'm just about to try hand quilting for the first time, I'm really excited to give it a try and wanted to say thanks for posting as that rocking stitch finally makes some sense now :D

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ooh ... just what Issabella the Cat said ...

    I came back to remind myself ... genius. Can't wait to give this a go ...

    ReplyDelete
  30. thank you for sharing, it was a surprise for me, I was looking just at the quilt colors on flicker and caught the video and learned something. thank you again

    ReplyDelete
  31. Tnank you from Italy, good idea!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What type of thread are you using?

    Excited to give this a try.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hiya your accent is so much better than mine! I'm from Leeds so I sound pretty common! What type of paper do you use for this? Is it just normal tracing paper or is there a special type that doesn't pull the stitches as much? Well done bytheway beautiful quilting!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I used tracing paper or Swedish tracing paper, we call that pattern paper here. Sorry for the confusion!

      Delete
  34. That's wonderful thank you for replying so quickly! :)

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make my day :-)