As 2018 is coming to an end, I would like to thank all my followers and visitors for joining me on my blogging and quilting journey as well as sharing comments and likes.
2018 quilt makes
2018 small project makes
For links to all these projects please visit “my quilts 2018” or browse my blog.
Wishing you all the best for 2019!!
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!
Browsing on the web for foundation paper piecing projects with cats I found these two great blocks (and the best : both are for free) on Craftsy. The designer is Jo from Unicornharts. The blocks are Candy Cat and Fishy Bones.
My friend Julia is a passionate cat mom for two of these species. I thought a cushion cover with two hungry cats would make a nice gift.
Foundation paper piecing is still high on my sewing agenda. The Candy Cat is a straight forward block with fairly large fabric pieces. But the Fishy Bones block ia a bit tricky as it has a lot of small pieces : a new challenge for me.
I decided to finish the Fishy Bones block still as an entire fish but with a visible skeleton.
I have quilted the back of the cushion cover in diagonal lines using the walking foot.
To quilt the cushion front I have decided to go with the walking foot. This time no straight lines – but irregular waves instead.
I have added a zipper closure to the bottom of the cushion cover following a tutorial by Vicky from veni vidi vicky blog.
Cushion cover size : 20″ x 30″
Wadding : Quilters Dream Cotton Request (very thin loft)
Quilting thread : Gütermann Sulky Cotton 30 colour 1082
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Hope you enjoyed reading this post and maybe this is an inspiration for you to make some more Candy Cats! Happy quilting!
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