I should be making new clothes for myself (Liesl + Co is 25% off today!) or for the kid, or sorting my scraps, or finishing a quilt that was started for someone not in my life anymore. Should. But my sister has been waiting for her promised quilt for a decade now. So I'm prepping… Continue reading Next!
I like to use a little pillow for lumbar support in the car. I don't need it, but boy does my back feel better when i use it! But my current pillow is getting old, so I thought I would take the opportunity to replace it. I couldn't find a pillow form of the same… Continue reading Spool Block travel pillow
This skirt has been washed in my front loader many times now, and dried on a clothesline. I know I was curious as to what it would look like after several washings, so I thought others would be, too.
That's right, I've started another project! This one will hopefully not take too long, seeing as how I've barely pieced 12 of the 49 blocks of the baby quilt I'm making. This is the start of a pillow case for my back when I'm driving. The old pillow is at least five years old and… Continue reading Starting yet another project
This is the first side I've started of the embroidery. I'm using perle 8 thread and chain stitch. I'm going all the way through the quilt and anchoring the thread by weaving it through the stitches instead of using knots. I suppose I should grab a shot of the underside!
So I need to transfer the poem extract to the quilt. I did some research and decided against using tulle, sewing through the paper, and various products conveniently available for sale and pricey. The carbon paper I have appears to have permanent properties, so I put that away. I decided that I was quite happy… Continue reading Transfer methods
Since I last posted. I've been busy quilting and quilting! Here's a picture of my current method of quilting. I'm now quilting without a hoop at all! I feel I am able to because I used Sharon Schamber's method of basting. It is fortunate, too, because the weather has been ridiculously hot and having the… Continue reading Some time has passed
All the pieces cut out using a small rotary cutter and rotatable cutting mat. Took a lot less time than scissors!
It took about 2 days to complete, but it's done and waiting to be cut and sewn! So much printing! All up, 108 pieces of fabric ironed with freezer paper and printed on. Total number of shapes: 300. Monkey's cheat sheet was invaluable!
I decided to make this cute little bunny toy as a quick baby present for my friend because it's looking likely that the baby quilt I'm planning won't be finished before she is born. So I downloaded the pattern from the Alabama Chanin site and printed it up, cut out the pieces. But they didn't make… Continue reading The importance of scale
Still quilting but making decent progress.