This fall has been so crazy, which is a good problem-if there is such a thing.
Custom quilting has kept me busy so it was a nice change when Carol brought
me this quilt.
I am unsure of the designer but the piecing process is really neat! Strips or
2 sets of Jelly Rolls are used for the entire quilt. 2 strips are sewn together
and then cut apart in a trianglar shape. Using 6 of these triangular shapes, the circle
is created. It is a pretty neat process. I have made a quilt like this but in
reproduction prints. The Batiks are really nice too.
Carol decided to use a pantograph for the top-Large Swirl
is the name of the pantograph. We used a dark blue polyester
thread and a dark batting as well. If the quilt does beard later on, it
won’t be so noticeable with the black batting.
Donna brought me this quilt. She is a great piecer!
She wanted it quilted simple so I SID around all the Churn
Dashes. Straight lines were added in the sashing areas and another
smaller Churn Dash was added in the middle areas of the sashing, just
for interest and to echo the design of the pieced block.
A dark blue polyester thread was used on the dark areas and I used a white
polyester thread in the white areas.
My friend, Eva, made this quilt out of T-shirts from her grandson’s
collection. She did a great piecing job as well. I was kind of concerned
that the knit in the T-shirts would move alot but she used a knit
stabilizer on the back of each block and there were no problems at all.
The knit did move a little but nothing to cause any major concerns.
I really like quilting kids’ quilts because there is so much inspiration
within the fabrics themselves to use for design purposes.
In this block, I quilted around Spongebob and the lettering. Done-easy peasy.
Again, in this block, quilting around the logo was enough
to complete the block and hold everything in its place.
This is one of my favorite blocks. I thought that Spiderman
could use a web so I used a silver metallic thread to create the web in the
lower right hand corner of the block. Can you see it?
I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this block so I quilted
around all the dye areas and the design popped out after that.
Not bad, eh?
One of the best things about kids quilts is the fact that they are so
vibrant in color and the designs are so much fun.
I used polyester thread on the quilt top and changed colors often to match the
background colors of the blocks. The backing was a black and white plaid and the
batting was the thin polyester batting. I don’t mind working with that stuff but
it does make getting the tension correct a little bit harder.
I am linking this post up with the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. You should
check them out.
Have a great week.
3 thoughts on “Hard at it…”
Wonderful quilts. Love Carol’s quilt a lot. Thanks for sharing.
What a glorious hexie quilt! Thanks for the lovely quilt show you shared.
Great quilting! I had fun reading about you having fun with the child’s quilt, and yes, the spider’s web is the perfect touch!