This is what I have been working on for the past several weeks.
It seems that whenever a quilt needs to be done by a certain time,
that obstacles keep popping up and taking me away from working
on a quilt.
This quilt is no exception. Lots of appointments, a funeral
to attend, kids finishing up exams and life in general seems to be
telling me that this quilt is not going to get completed. I have
other thoughts about this though.
In each block, I decided to stitch in 3 lines around the
perimeter. In the center section, I stitched in pebbles.
If you ask me, I think it makes the blocks and quilt,
in general, look more “classy.” This fits beautifully
with the quilt, as it is a more traditional applique
Stitching the pebbles in the border sections. Sorry for the
terrible lighting. Once this is completed, I will begin
filling up the blocks with background fills. That is always
my favorite part of working on a quilt.
To change up this post, I have added some pictures of
completed quilts I did for customers, before Christmas.
I can’t remember who made this quilt but it was big!!
The borders were really cool. Leaves were stitched all
over the quilt and I used a cream polyester thread for
the top and the backing.
The cream backing really shows up the pattern nicely.
This proud grandma wanted to keep the feel of this
quilt modern. So I stitched in cars, trucks and trains
for her grandson. It was pretty funny because all
of the templates I used for the vehicles, were bought
at Dollarama. They were made of fun foam too.
It is pretty interesting that you can find alot of quilting
supplies at the Dollar Store. What quilting supplies
have you found at Dollarama?
In the borders, she wanted her grandson’s name and
date of birth. What a great idea!! So I used my Scan & Cut
machine, which my darling husband bought me last summer.
I cut all the letters and laid them out on the border.
Then I traced around them and stitched
them out. What a time saver that was!!
The backing shows up the stitching nicely. I used a white
polyester thread for the top and the backing.
A close up of the trains, cars and trucks.
Remember last week and my encouragement to join the
365 Challenge. Well, the first few blocks only took 5 minutes
or so but the one I made last night took me over an hour!
And it is only 3 1/2″ square. I am realizing that it takes
alot of accuracy to make these blocks. And it doesn’t help
that the pieces are so small and sometimes move when
you stitch them together.
That is ok though, because I am stubborn and will find some
way to make it work. Any tips for working with small
Have a great week!!
5 thoughts on “Filling it up…”
The applique quilt at the top is so intricate and beautiful it has left me speechless! Love your quilting….beautiful.
What a beautiful appliqué quilt! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
We used to call things that get in the way of progress “unforeseen requirements”. Boy have I ever had a lot of those the last 2 years! Looking good – I really like the first quilt in the frame – Beautiful!
Not to worry if you don’t get it done when planned.
I love the appliqué quilt. I totally agree that the straight lines with pebbles looks really classy.