Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Grand Daughter Quilt

John has a new grand daughter ... Rowan Jane was born about two weeks ago ... this is for her.

I had John look at some of the inspiration quilts that I have saved on my solids board in Pinterest and he chose this one which is was my inspiration.  I believe that the Denyse Schmidt quilt is a square of patchwork ... rather than a rectangle.

I used a solid piece of Honey Comb by TulaPink for the back.

I wish I could tell you what I used for the binding ... because it's cute ... but there's no printing on the selvedge ... kinda strange ...

I was really, really happy with how this turned out ... it's bright, it's light, it's fun and the back really adds some warmth!

Final dimensions = ~36" x 45".

Happy Birthday Rowan Jane!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Help Please!

I have had a colleague who has asked me to make her a quilt with some vintage airplanes on it ... I found some clip art on Etsy which I purchased, traced onto Heat & Bond and then appliqu├ęd onto some red Kona Cotton.

 This first image is after I have appliqued and done all the perimeter stitching on the plane ... quite liked it here.

Then I stitched around the plane about a 1/4" of an inch with straight stitching and then did fairly tight meandering quilting around the plane on the white.

As you can see, the plane doesn't look quite as crisp when I am done.  I don't prewash any of my fabric, so I don't know if that would help or not.  Or is it simply what happens when one quilts?

I am going to take it in to show the mom to be tomorrow and get her input before I try to make the quilt in earnest.

Any thoughts are sure welcome!



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