It’s done : Fire & Ice quilt is finally finished! I have “cheated” a bit with the quilting. The last few quilts were in free-motion technique. So this time I decided to work with the walking foot. The wave or serpentine is a standard stitch on the Bernina 440. Never tried before, but I have seen some quilts with this finishing and I thought this would break the strict geometrical pattern.
The finished size is 60″ x 84″. I just love the blue tulips backing fabric from Fabric Freedom.
Happy quilting, Barbora
I do like to keep the blog up to date with my sewing and quilting whereabouts, but sometimes I just can’t get on the computer and write post. Anyway, I have finished 4 pillow covers for Mary. Mary wanted them in green hues and with log cabin blocks. I made 2 different sizes : 16″ x 16″ / 40 x 40 cm and 20″ x 20″ / 50 x 50 cm.
Whilst reading some quilting blogs, I came over 2 projects :
- The first one is by Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric and I decided to take part. The quilt has a nice modern design, is a QAYG. Here I can learn and practice free-motion quilting skills. Yesterday I decided on the colors I want to use for this project and Kona Solids have won. I have ordered a lot of FQs at The Village Haberdashery in the UK.
- The second project caught my eye because of the rectangular blocks and very different techniques. Find all details at the cute life under Something New Sampler.
Linking with Better of Thread and Sew Cute Tuesday. Have a look on the website – maybe you can find some new interesting blogs!!
Lots of sewing ahead….
Thanks for visiting my blog, Barbora
In my last post I introduced the fire block. Now it is time to have a look on the ice block.
The colors are cool, reminding of floating icebergs near the poles. This block put together with pieces from 2 different log cabin or better said courthouse steps block. I have finished the top, now I am waiting for the batting to arrive. In the meantime I have time to decide what kind of fabrics I shall take for the backing. Should I stick to the solids or get a fabric with a bright pattern?
Anyway, I am happy with the result. This was my very first time that I worked entirely with solids. It was a pleasure selecting the colors, Kona solids are available in so many wonderful shades and hues.
I have also finished one more MINI pattern : Happy Birthday Quilt for this little couch throw.
In the meantime I shall work on a baby quilt – looking forward to work on something smaller!!
Thanks for stopping, Barbora