Finally I had enough time to finish the quilt top, select the backing fabric, prepare the quilt sandwich and get down on my knees to do the pinning. You can’t really see the basting pins on the photo, but believe you me, they are there!!
Whilst walking the dog I did some thinking about how to finish this throw. Should I stick to the walking foot and follow the ziggy zaggy pattern or should I get out the quilting foot and do some FMQ? After considering all pros and cons with both techniques I decided to quilt with a meander pattern in FMQ. Looking through my ”quilting thread stock” I picked up a light pink Mettler 40wt quilting thread. This the result of my quilting session this afternoon (a quarter done) :
More quilting tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow and the day after …. Anyway looking forward to do the binding.
Thanks for stopping, have a wonderful Sunday,
My work life is still a bit hectic, with more appointments as usual, so patchwork is on a hold. But I finally got to start the Skill Builder BOM blocks. I have pieced the first 6 blocks, haven’t decided yet on the quilting design. I suppose there is no hurry. Got the backing fabric – a wonderful flowery design in a rich orange, wadding is waiting on the shelf. Wednesday is a public holiday, so I shall have time for quilting.
Fire and Ice quilt top has sat in the cupboard for a few months. Since it has rained for a few days (very unusual for this time of year), I got it out and made a quilt sandwich. Once more this top has a floral backing fabric – with tulips.
Lots to quilt – my days will be “quilty” busy, looking forward to that.
Thanks for visiting, have a nice week, Barbora
Saturday is normally our shopping day. First we visit the street market in Almoradi, have a nice coffee and a second breakfast in a café bar and then do the grocery shopping in a nearby supermarket. So far so good. We have done the same this Saturday and as we came back at midday the wind grew slowly stronger. And then came a gust – but what a gust. The rain didn’t come down, it was pushed horizontally by the wind. In these 1-2 minutes my husband’s amateur radio antenna came down.
Luckily with help of 2 friends the antenna got sorted out and Helmut can now start with new antenna designs. The tower needs some work, but all is manageable and shall be done next week. Instead of working on my quilts I helped to clear the antenna “disaster” and did a lot of sweeping around the house. I didn’t know that pine trees can have so many needles that fall down.
I have some unfinished stuff and I am working hard to get it done :
- Second quilt for my mum’s armchair and some new cushion covers for the living room
- Blocks for a new quilt – using The Birds and The Bees Collection from Tula pink
- Custom quilt with a Pinwheel design – using Notting Hill Collection by Joel Dewberry
- Preparing the Swoon pattern for a quilt as you go project
- And not to forget my UFOs, that I want to finish this year (need to find them as they are well hidden in the closet)
Enough work for the coming days, take care and happy quilting,
Star Gaze quilt classes started in October and nearly all participant have their quilt tops finished or are now working on the quilt sandwich. I am proud to show you in this post some of the patchwork tops and the different color combinations. Remember, mine was in reds and blues with a beige background – see here.
star gaze by anne
star gaze quilt by trisha
star gaze by jenny
I have also got a new stash from Prague, this time only with the wonderful Kona Solids. I opted my favorite colors : the cools are in aqua, turquoise, dark blue, the warm colors are fuchsia, pink and orange. As I came back with a bad cold, I didn’t take any photos yet.
The design for my next quilt is nearly finished, I want to start cutting and piecing this afternoon so that I can check the pattern.
Happy quilting to all of you, Barbora
This week was once more filled with some surprises – not only that the painters came, but I have also received all the books I ordered from Amazon. I am fully smitten, love them and I am a proud new owner of these wonderful books.
Let me list all titles, one after the other:
- Elizabeth Hartman : Modern Patchwork – 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics
- Transparency Quilts : 10 Modern Projects by Weeks Ringel and Bill Kerr
- Modern Quilting Designs .: 90+ Free-Motion Inspirations
- Free Motion Quilting with Angela Waters : Choose and Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts
Especially #4 was very inspiring for me. I have done some FMQ but a few new hints always make life easier. I have found some new ideas and some other information about quilting threads. The threads are already on their way down to Spain and I am looking forward to work with them. Well, I live here in a quilting “desert” and any kind of literature and information is warmly welcome.
In the meantime I have started with a new quilt “Avenue Loop” with fabric that I have ordered some time ago. It is a FQ collection of Freshcut from Heather Bailey. It has sat some time in the closet and I finally got an idea for a new quilt. Here a small detail :
Also a few snapshots of my orchids :
and blossom in Spain :
This all for now, have a good time and thanks for stopping, Barb