So, here is the first one I made
I used a mixture of scraps out of my scrap bin and some leftover signature blocks which I cut down wasting only a narrow strip in the middle. The blocks are 3 inches square finished, with a 2 inch border and the finished quilt is 24 x 22 inches.
I bought the backing fabric in a sale a few years ago, this is the first time I have tried wavy line quilting, I must say it is very quick and easy to do.
Of course it is supposed to be an edge to edge design so I improvised by doing wavy lines in the border and crossing them giving a wavy squared effect in the corners. The binding is made using one of the centre fabrics to coordinate.
I also made,
this one. I had lots of 1 1/2 inch strips in my scrap bin and just stitched them all together, easy peasy and much quicker to make than the first one, it ended up 24 x 21 inches. If the binding doesn't look right it's because it's just pinned in places, I just need to finish the hand stitching but I wanted to show you this week.
I did cut the binding specially, just strips cut from a blue solid I had, I think it's a Moda but it's been around such a long time I can't be sure.
The backing was fabric a friend gave me a while ago, neither colour I had was big enough so I stitched them together. I did the wavy line quilting again, edge to edge this time.
Both quilt tops were made completely from scraps and leftovers apart from a small amount of a white solid. The wadding was leftovers, the backing was given to me or sale fabric, all I used apart from that was a little binding from my stash.
Which one do you like the best, the posh one with Alison Glass fabrics or the scrapy strip one that took a third of the time to make? I admit it, I like the strip quilt best, there is just something about it, it looks comfy cozy, homely, know what I mean?
My friend Wendy is also making doll quilts, Wendy hasn't got a blog but I will let you see what she makes when they are ready to post.
That's all I can show you for this week, I have started my secret sewing quilting, no it hasn't gone to plan, I had to walk away from it at one point, keep your fingers crossed I do better tomorrow.
This year I feels if I'm sewing what has to be done next, not what I actually want to do, can you relate to that? Just now it's the hop quilt, and I have a bee block I have started today but it's not finished yet, show you next week. I also signed up for Postcards from Sweden Quilt Along which started last week, I have the fabric but haven't started cutting yet, another week to cut the triangles...........HELP!
The wedding quilt? I have the signature blocks ready but haven't started stitching them together yet, neither have I started the front of the quilt.
The second wedding quilt? The wedding is the beginning of May, the fabrics are ordered and I know what pattern to make, that's as far as I have got.
If I think of what I have to do I panic, so I'm doing what is needed for now.
Good news is I'm going to Higham Hall for an embroidery weekend in ten days, so exciting. I haven't got any 'proper' glasses yet, I'm still wearing the Poundland readers, but I'm starting to think 'do I want to spend upwards of £100 for reading glasses or can I just use the Poundland readers? What would you do?
That's all for this week, next week I can show you the other small project I have been doing as well as the hopefully finished bee block, but of course my main work will have to remain a secret, though not for much longer...............
So until then
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