Posts Tagged ‘quilting’

This is the inside of the front of an quilted pillow Christmas present.  I was trimming in up before I add the backing, and couldn’t resist a few pictures of the rows of quilting on the plain cotton

handmade pillow progress: straightline quilting


Concentric squares of quilting are kind of a pain on larger projects, but still one of my favorite things.


handmade gift pillow - concentric squares straightline quilting


I’ll post pictures of the front as soon as I get the pillow finished, and photos taken (tricky, lately, with so little sunlight) I gave away the quilt that this pillow goes with, before I could get a picture of it, so this time I’m determined.


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Take 2

I have two family birthdays coming up – the Roses quilt is done, so I’m on to the second project.

But this one isn’t a new quilt. I first made this quilt 10 or 11 years ago. It was one of my earliest quilts —  I was a crazy ambitious beginner who didn’t know better than to decide to make a quilt with a million half-square triangles and bias edges, until I was easing seams every which way and cutting off points left and right.  But, it came out alright, all things considered, and was well used.

Unfortunately, I didn’t know enough. at that point, about crafsmanship and quality materials, for it to be particularly durable. So, after 10 years it was showing it’s age badly, and wasn’t in regular use any more. I took it back and took it apart  (it was just tied, and not frequently enough) I threw out the polyester batting, gently washed and repaired the top, added new batting and soft new flannel backing, and am stippling the heck out of it.

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Design wall strategy

Anyone see this idea from Sew Katie Did for roll-up design walls and think ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ Brilliant, and clearly I need to copy it.  Nevermind actually finishing projects and getting them off the design wall, I need to rig myself multiple layers of design wall.

As you can see, my current strategy is just to layer projects on the design wall.

quilting design wall - multiple=

For those of you counting, that’s three projects on the design wall, one on the “rocking chair” (aka pile of fabric), a pile of blocks for Rainbow Around the Block, my almost finished entry for the Doll Quilt Swap 9, and –I think — the edge of a patchwork pillow sham.   Five (well, 5 1/2)  visible projects, who knows how many below the surface layer.

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