Monday, June 20, 2011
Well, I started another quilt top this weekend. Here's a sneak peek at part of it
Monday, June 6, 2011
Warning, picture overload!
Prior to washing:
Prior to washing:
then it went for a photoshoot on my vintage Serro Scotty camper trailer:
OK, the details about this quilt:
Wee Play by American Jane for Moda ( I can't remember if I used 3 or 4 charm packs - and equal white squares, which was a quilter's cotton)
Endless possibilities pattern from Moda Bake Shop
80/20 cotton/poly batting
100% sewn and quilted on my Pfaff Tiptronic sewing machine (no long-armer here!)
quilting - done with a variegated red cotton Gutermann (which was incredibly linty!) - I think I have about 8 hours into quilting this!
binding - scrappy to match, machine sewn to front, hand sewn to back (about 2 1/2 hours ugh)
backing - I believe this is by Benartex, but it wasn't labeled, so I'm not positive......
here is the secret of the quilting......
This one is now in my Etsy Shop
I used a pre-printed backing and ''sort of'' followed the lines. I had to baste it with the back-side up as if the top was the backing and the backing was the top. I used a bazillion safety pins to baste and I am happy to say that I cannot notice one pleat in the front! There might be tiny ones, but I can't see any, so it worked out great! I took artistic liberties to make some curves curvier and I didn't worry too much if I went off course a bit - you can't tell at all now that it's washed and the blue lines have washed out :) I think this backing is from Benartex, but I'm not positive. It was stuff I got before my LQS closed (owner retired) and they had a huge clearance sale. It was cheap and I got all they had - now I wish there had been more! I have enough to do another small quilt with this though, but I'm going to have to piece and wing it on matching up those lines where I piece it. Should be fine for a baby quilt or lap quilt though :)
EDIT: one of my readers found sources for this backing material at fabric.com and at quiltnutsandbolts.com - thanks so much Linda!!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I have the quilting DONE on my WeePlay HST quilt and am working on binding today!