A few hours of quilting over the weekend and I have finished the Chicken Quilt. Details about the quilt progress in my last post.
The chicken blocks in detail :
I have quilted this quilt throw with straight lines but using the wavy stitch #4 on my Bernina Aurora 440 QE, once more using the walking foot.
A photo of the back, with the chickens shining through the wadding and backing :
A detail of the binding with a rich solid yellow fabric :
I have used solid white from Makower UK for the background, taken the grey and yellow fabrics from my stash and used orange and red fabrics from my scrap box.
Quilt size : 52″ x 72″ / Block size : 6,5″ x 7,5″
Wadding : Bosal Acadia Premium 80% cotton / 20% polyester Autumn weight in white
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton col. white 02 and yellow 500
Happy quilting, looking forward to hear from you!
Today I have a few photos from my wip – a Chicken Quilt Throw inspired by Emily from Quilty Love. The free chicken block pattern and tutorial is by Vicki from Sew Inspired. Thanks ladies for inspiration and sharing!
The block is easy and quick to piece, but nevertheless it makes a nice decoration quilt for the sofa.
The chicken block in detail :
The chickens are waiting for sashing and quilting :
Thanks for stopping, have a nice weekend and enjoy sewing!
As mentioned in my last post, I have some cat lovers among my friends. What could be a better gift than a cushion cover with a cute kitten face? Using The Kittens pattern by Elizabeth Hartman I have sewed two cushion covers.
I have quilted both cushion covers using the walking foot with Gütermann Sulky Cotton 30 thread, one in straight lines, the other one with a wavy pattern.
Happy quilting, barbora
In my earlier post I have shared the finished Cross Tile Quilt – pattern by Emily of Quilty Love. I was so happy with the result that I wanted to make another one. This is Cross Tile Quilt Variation :
I did not want to piece a new quilt exactly the same, but it should be very similar and matching. So I decided to swap the cross in the block center for a simple log cabin-like square feature. The fabrics used and the block outline are the same as in the original quilt, but the “block inside” is different.
I have also added only a square to the sashing – instead of a cross in the original pattern :
Matching quilts mean matching quilting – straight lines (mostly) one inch apart using the walking foot :
Matching quilts mean matching backing – used the same fabrics for both quilts (luckily bought enough material during my last visit in Prague) :
and the same fabrics for binding of both quilts – Kona solid in silver .
Here the two quilts in comparison :
Quilt size : 62″ x 78″ / Block size : 14″ x 14″
Wadding : Warm & White by The Warm Company
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton col. nat 4 and Aurifil 40/2 colour 2600
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Happy quilting! barbora
As you know, I am a big fan of Elizabeth Hartman and here playful quilt designs and clearly written patterns. This time I have been working with her Greenhouse Quilt pattern. I have made only a small quilt to cover the (ugly) shutter box over the window in the spare room.
Since I have made some new cushion covers for the spare room and also got some new curtains, the old shutter cover would look a bit funny. It was in black and white with birds sitting on a branch – all in applique. Well, it matched the old curtains.
The Greenhouse Quilt pattern is written straight forward and is easy to follow. The “worst” part was to decide on a color palette. I used the same fabrics as for the cushions – so this was easy – various hues from Kona Solids by Robert Kaufmann. Here photos of the flowers in detail :
I added a sleeve on the back to hang the quilt on a curtain pole. I have sewn the top part of the sleeve with the binding, the lower part of the sleeve is finished by hand.
Once more wavy quilting with the walking foot – the “easy” free-motion quilting version. I have added binding in the same fabric as used for the background. The backing fabric is calico from IKEA – a good price/quality purchase.
I have followed the small Greenhouse Quilt pattern version to piece the flowers, but made some adjustments to the size of the quilt – added more fabric to the left and right of the flowers and less fabric on the top and bottom of the flowers.
And the quilt “in action” :
quilt size : 16″ x 54″ / block sizes vary : 6″ x 11″ – 15″
wadding : Quilters Dream Request – very thin
quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton col. nat 4
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Happy quilting! barbora