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
I haven’t posted for some time. But this does not mean that I had a lazy week. I have cut, pieced and made a sandwich for quilting the next Lollipop quilt. This time it will be once more straight line quilting with the walking foot in vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions.
Over the weekend I also made 2 pillow covers with the swoon block design for Kate.
My Lollipop sandwich is now waiting for quilting, till next time
I have finished my very first dolly quilt – what a size difference to the other quilts I made over the last few months. It is a matching set of 2 pillows and a small quilt blanket.
Now back to normal size quilts. I wonder how your quilt tops look like from the back. I have taken this picture when pressing the top to make the quilt sandwich …
… and here it is all ready for quilting.
So, free motion quilting and binding is my target for next week.
This week I wanted to finish my Avenue Loop quilt, but I wasn’t in the mood to work on a large quilt. Saturday I decided that it is the right time to carry on with work and prepare a quilt sandwich. To my surprise I did not have enough batting. Now I have to wait for another week till the shop opens after holidays. Since I haven’t been on the sewing machine for some time, I really wanted to work and make a smaller project (to fit in my rest batting). I found a nice quilt tutorial at Hyacinth Quilt Designs called Sanctuary Squares. I downsized it and used fabrics from the collection Freshcut by Heather Bailey. As solids I chose a bright fuchsia and aqua in light blue/green. The top as well as the backing are now ready, tomorrow I shall make the quilt sandwich. I tried to take a photo this afternoon, but we always have wind – so everything was moving.
Still thinking about the quilting pattern and I am looking forward to finish it. Anyway, the best part with each quilt is binding (at least for me). And I hope I can bind this one later this week.
Happy quilting, Barbora