I am so happy that I have actually managed to complete 2 paper pieced blocks
for January, 2018.
This is the last block in last year’s “Baby Animals” BOM from Janeen, over at
Quilt Art Designs. It is a paper pieced block and it takes a bit of time picking out
fabrics for the block and then piecing it together.
Here is the Elephant block and I really like this one. I must stress how much fun
this is but it is quite challenging choosing the fabrics. This is my second BOM so I
am getting a bit quicker picking the fabrics. I still stress over the fabric choices but
when that is done, the fun begins. If you like puzzles, you will like paper piecing;
it is quite addictive because I want to get all the pieces stitched so I can see what the
final block will look like. It also helps to be organized with all your fabrics. I have
ziploc bags labelled with numbers and put the corresponding fabrics in each bag.
So much easier than sorting through fabrics every time you are looking for
a specific fabric. Just find the bag and start sewing.
This is Evelyn’s Christmas quilt for a lucky someone. She found the bird fabrics first
and then chose the other fabrics from there.
It is always interesting to hear how people design their quilts.
Evelyn chose a medium colored brown polyester thread for the top and the
backing. Holly leaves are stitched all over the top.
The backing is a nice red to complement the front of the quilt.
Evelyn also made a Baby quilt for a new baby that is coming. Once
again, Evelyn had some extra squares laying around and decided to
use the colored fabrics to create this baby quilt.
What a great colorful quilt! Swirls were quilted all over the top. A white
polyester thread was used for the top and a light green polyester thread for
I love the multi colored backing of this quilt.
Another baby quilt for a special baby that has probably been born by now. It is really cute.
The fabrics in this quilt reminds me of a modern quilt.
Here is an overall view of the quilt. A white polyester thread was used for the top
and the backing. A loose loopy design was stitched onto the top.
This design really stitches out quickly and is fairly close together so it holds the
quilt together well for all that upcoming washing.
This post has been all about Baby Quilts. Can you guess who this quilt is for as well?
Yup, another baby.
I had a customer who made this quilt but in a different colorway. I really liked the pattern
so I made one for a young couple, at my Church, who were having their first baby.
This particular couple really likes black and white so it was easy picking fabrics and
colors for the quilt.
I used a white polyester thread for the top and the backing.
I stitched straight lines and blocks all over the quilt. It really stitches
out quickly too.
I really like the stitching all over the backing too. It was fun to do.It is nice to
be able to work on something for yourself once in a while.
Laura made this T-Shirt quilt for her husband for Christmas; she managed to save
alot of his T-shirts for the quilt.
A fusible interfacing was ironed onto the shirts so that they wouldn’t stretch or move
during the quilting process. This extra step really does help to keep the knit t-shirts from
Each T-shirt was then cut down to size. In each block, I stitched around the motifs or
picture. The background areas were left solid with no stitching in it. I used a smoky
monofilament thread for all this stitching and a black Bottom Line thread for the backing.
In the sashing, I used an orange polyester So Fine thread to stitch in flames . I
looked online for flames that I liked. The flames that I did choose were copyright free
images and it helped that I modified the flames while I was quilting.
Here is the whole quilt; it is really quite large and heavy due to the fabric used on the back of
Laura chose a linen type fabric on the back of the quilt. I used a grey polyester thread
for the back of the quilt too. You can really see the flames on the back of the quilt too.
Here is the overall backing of the quilt. Hope you enjoyed the show and have a great week.
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