Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Batik quilt finished

This is the 6 1/2" batik squares finished and ready to be delivered to the customer. The backing is Minkee fabric.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Self-binding Receiving Blankets

I final finished these three receiving blankets and delivered them to the new babies at church. One of the babies is already four months old but I think she will still get some good use out of it. This was a super quick gift to make. I loosely followed the tutorial on Christine's blog. I bought 1 yard of flannel fabric for the front and 1 yard of flannel for the back and washed the fabrics before starting. I then ironed the flannel and folded it into fourths and cut the back fabric 18 X 20 (36 X 40 if you don't fold into fourths before cutting). The front was also folded into fourths and cut at 16 X 18 (or 32 X 36). This was the largest cut I could get from the flannel after washing. If yours doesn't come to these measurements just make the back 4" larger then the front. This gives you approx. 1" miter around the top.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Quilting!

I thought you would like to see a before and after pictures of the quilting.


And After!
It will be slow going on quilting this one.

Hoffman Batiks!

I took a little break from quilting to sew some 6 1/2" batik squares together for a throw.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Quilting through cross stitch

Kathy asked me if I quilted throught the cross stitching. So to answer Kathy's question, yes I do quilt through the cross stitching. And the promised pictures. I don't always quilt through the cross stitching and I don't think there is a right or wrong way to do it.

Cross Stitch quilt - quilting

I started the quilting on the cross stitched quilt. I'm not crazy about the design. I need some kind of background fill. Any suggesations? The picture is not true colors and the stain is really not that noticeable but I wanted you to be able to see the quilting (even the little wobbles).

Just a stipple?

This is what the design is suppose to be if I follow the pattern. It's not crosshatched they just go one way and that doesn't look balenced to me.

Jackie (I guess I edited my signature out while I was moving the pictures around.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tutu Cute!

Who wears an apron in the kitchen when you have a Tutu? And what dresses up overalls better then a Tutu? I came across some blogs about Tutu's and was bitten by the Tutu bug. They are just too cute!
I used a ribbon for the waist like the video below but used two 6" rolls of tulle. Here are some links for your if you know someone needing a Tutu. This took 1 hour of my time start to finish. Super quick!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The top is loaded!

I have the top loaded and I'm ready to start quilting. I have decided to use So Fine thread on top and Bottom Line on the bottom. The backing fabric is a white on white print, not my first choice but when you wait until the last minute to start a quilt you have to pick from what the local quilt shop has on hand. The blue marks are the quilting lines that I marked to see the design. I don't think I will have to mark the whole quilt since I can see the dots of the design but it was really hard to see what the design was until I marked them with the blue marker.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cross stitched Quilt top

I'm still here. I have been working on some projects that I can't show just yet. This is a quilt top I bought at an antique shop last summer. I have taken in apart and repieced it. The three sections were not matched up like they should of been. There is also a part that still doesn't match but it is going to stay that way. I think it was a problem with the printing not my piecing. I also soaked it in vintage soak to bring it back to white or at least an off white. The quilting marks didn't come out with the soaking so I'm going to quilt it as marked. I bought a Quilters Dream Cotton select loft for the batting. I'm not sure what thread I will be using. I would like to use So Fine but I haven't used it yet so I will have to do a little playing before starting this one. Wish me luck, this is really way out of my comfort zone. Oh, I still need to get a backing for it unless you think muslin will be O.K. to use.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Batik Fabric

These are some of the great Hoffman batiks that I got from Batiks Plus. I also got the 884 Sunflower quarter collection. My DH gave me a gift certificate to Batiks Plus for our anniversary. Now I just need to find some time to do some sewing for myself. I also have all of the Bali pops but I haven't been able to bring myself to cutting them up yet.

Baptist Fan

This is a customers quilt I just finished with the Baptist Fan design.