After a “lazy” winter, the work in my professional life has picked up. I have had a few busy weeks and there is no change in sight. So for the moment I had to reduce patchwork and quilting just to classes. I enjoy the classes very much, my lady pupils are wonderful and we have a good time together. We are working on a QAYG quilt, most of the blocks are now ready for quilting. Last week I have helped Mary to finish her quilt and decided to go for FMQ with meanders :
Here a detail of the QAYG seams that join the individually quilted blocks :
And finally a photo of the finished quilt :
Maybe over the weekend I can work on the blocks of the Skill Builder BOM by Pile Of Fabric.
Happy sewing everyone, thanks for stopping, Barbora
My first “big” quilt of 2013 is finished. It is a custom order from a client in Germany that liked my original Lollipop quilt, but wanted it wee bit larger and in orange/purple hues. I have suggested to use fabrics from the Notting Hill collection by Joel Dewberry in magenta. Wonderful fabrics and the colors are just fantastic. Size : 153 x 213 cm / 60″ x 94″.
This time it was straight line quilting in horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions using the walking foot. A nice to change to free-motion quilting.
The backing and binding are finished using in the same orange fabric.
I have made 2 blocks from the Swoon pattern. They will make a cushion cover for my Mum.
Looking forward to the weekend – lots of time to sit at the sewing machine !
Happy sewing, Barbora
I am so happy that I have finished the lap quilt for my mum. 500 little squares found their place in this quilt. Cutting square size is 2 1/2″, finished square size is 2″. It turned out nicely, the colors are not exactly from my usual palette, but I think the result is nice. It is actually the first time that I have used so many fabrics in gray and black. I have quilted it with a straight line pattern in diagonals. I have used a dark gray quilting thread from Gütermann Sulky in 30 weight. The binding is completely machine stitched from back to front.
Another issue that kept me busy the last week was designing labels for quilts. People have asked me how they can wash a quilt without ruining it. So I decided to make some labels with not only quilt care but also quilt name and size. Inside the labels is free space for a personal note.
This Tuesday I go Prague, looking forward to that! No sewing or quilting for the next 10 days, Barbora