Finally quilted this Modern Sampler quilt during the corona lockdown. I have written about making the quilt top in my earlier post – here. Pattern is by Emily Dennis from her book Modern Quilts.
The corona virus has taught me : slow down and use well the extra time for hobbies. Our office got shut down two weeks in April, since then we have reopened. First without public entering, only telephone and email contacts. And this work I can do also from home office. Litle by little is the Spanish government releasing the lockdown in four phases. End of June we could be back to a “new normal”.
Lets talk about the quilt : cheerful solids on a white background. The Modern Sampler quilts consists of 12 different blocks.
My first quilt with a Kaffe Fassett extra wide backing fabric. Precious colors that reflect the colors in the quilt.
Quilting is with the walking foot. This time it is stitch number 16 on the Bernina, an extra wide zigzag stitch.
I have opted to use the same binding fabric as for the backing.
Quilt size : 56″ x 67″
Wadding : Warm & White – 87,5/12,5 bleached cotton/ polypropylene
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting 40 – color natural
Stay safe and happy quilting
Another UFO done! I had this wall hanging top at least 2 years, well hidden somewhere on the shelf. Because of the corona total lockdown in Spain, I have a lot of time for finishing my set aside projects. I would rather do without a corona pandemia, but we have to do the best out of the worst situation.
The quilt pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman – Pineapple Farm. I have made 2 mini quilts before. This wall hanging is for my sewing room. All pattern fabrics are by Kaffe Fassett collective. The background fabric is Kona Solid Eggshell.
Free motion quilted with meanders. I had to try out my new Bernina. A good project – not big and not too small.
The backing fabric is once more Bomull calico from IKEA, 100% unbleached cotton.
Binding fabric is also a Kaffe Fassett design.
Wall hanging size : 25 1/2″ x 35 1/2″ / pineapple block size : 5″ x 13″
Wadding : Quilters Dream Request 100 % cotton
Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako NE 40/2 – color 2000 Light Sand
Happy quilting, even under these surreal circumstances
Hurray, hurray, my new Bernina has arrived! At the end I got the B 720 and the free space right to the needle is absolutely perfect.
So over the last weekend I made a dust protection cover for the new machine. There is a cover provided by Bernina, but it is dark blue. But I need bright colors in my sewing room! Bright color fabrics = Kaffe Fassett Collective designs. I got out my stash collection and started cutting from each fabric a 4 1/2 inch square. At the end I cut double so many squares as needed. The idea was to make a rectangle of 6 x 7 squares.
After a busy afternoon with cutting, piecing and pressing – the dust protection top is ready to quilt.
This is a perfect small project to try out the new Bernina B 720 with the walking foot. I have used two different quilting threads. The red/pink variegated quilting thread is from King Tut, and the yellow one is from Gutermann Sulky.
Added some straps using a bias tape to knot the dust cover on the sides.
And a few colorful shots from the garden. This winter has been very mild, and we have had hardly any cold weather. Since weeks we have nice and warm sunny days, sometimes with some wind. Spring is here.
I started writing this blog post before the pandemic spread of the corona virus. At the moment our area is secure, but this can change any moment. My trip to Prague to visit my Mum has been cancelled – which I approve. If each of us can help a little, we all together can achieve a lot. So, I shouldn’t let sewing machine wait for a long time, it is time to sew. Get out the best of the situation!
The idea to make these two cushion covers came from Saija when looking at her blogpost. Instead of the blue hues and white background, I decided to go for fabrics from my Kaffe Fasset Collective stash. For the background I have used Kona Solid in eggshell. Here the cushion covers from the front :
From the back :
And some more photos :
Piecing details, the pinned sandwich before quilting. I always add backing to my cushion covers sandwich : Bomull from IKEA. The orange backside has rectangles cut 2,5″ x 3″.
I have pieced the yellow back with rectangles cut 2,5″ x 4,5″ and squares cut 2,5″ x 2,5″. See quilting details on the photos below.
For the half-square triangles I have cut 24 squares 4″ x 4″ – from the Kona Solid in eggshell and 24 pieces 4″ x 4″ from my Kaffe Fassett Collective stash. For the golden accent triangles I have cut squares 2″ x 2″.
I have inserted a zipper closure to both cushion covers. Quilted with my favourite walking foot in straight lines folowing the design :
The two cushion covers together :
Cushion cover size : 24″ x 18″, inserted zipper closure on the bottom
Quilting thread : diverse colors Gütermann Cotton 30
Thanks for visting, happy quilting
As you know I am a big fan of all quilt patterns designed by Elizabeth Hartman. So I decided to make for my sister-in-law a table runner for her kitchen using the Pineapple Farm pattern.
Free-motion quilted with a meander pattern.
For the pineapple blocks I have used Kaffe Fassett collective fabrics. Background fabric is Kona Solid Eggshell. Backing fabric is Bomull bought at IKEA. All fabrics are from my stash.
Happy quilting, barbora