Monday, June 9, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Several things going on in the sewing room this week.  First, I finished the little quilt for my Russian friend, with the help of my sister.  We swapped--I gave her the pink and white floral for a small quilt she is making for a family member, and she gave me some fun fur/minky type fabric that I think a 7-year-old will love.  We used spray baste to attach the batting and keep the fun fur from stretching during the quilt-as-you-go process.  It worked perfectly.

Sewing the strips with the walking foot with ease. Sooo glad a walking foot was invented!

Almost there...

I added some extra lines of quilting in the larger strips with the dolls, and in the side borders.  I didn't have enough to do top and bottom borders so left it just as you see.

This pic was taken at night so the colors are not as true.  A scrappy binding finished it off.  I want to use my machine's built in alphabet stitching to label the quilt but it has been so long since I did it I'm having trouble remembering how to do it.  I decided to tackle it tomorrow! This is a small quilt, only about 3 foot square, I estimate. I hope she'll love it.

Another project got to flimsy stage.  This is the bulls eye quilt made from gifted blocks. 
Borders are all on.  Again, nighttime photo doesn't give true colors, but you'll get the idea, right?

Finally, a shopping trip to Roxanne's A Wish and a Dream quilt shop, just up the coast in Carpinteria (featured in the current Quilt Sampler mag as a re-visit), was successful in the hunt for prints to go with batiks previously purchased for a gift quilt that I need to get started on.

My sister Kathy was a bit dubious about the selections I made, but I think they'll work well. There will be some editing, I have no doubt.  I bought half yard cuts of the prints.  This is going to be a really girly Willow Weave quilt, and the fabrics will be cut into 2.5" strips.  I should have plenty of leftovers to play with as well.  

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julieQ said...

I do love your wiggly worm know which one I mean, LOL!!

Candace said...

Your Russian friend is going to just love the quilt, Annie! I love the wavy second quilt as well -- great, earthy tones! Fun batiks - "woven" together they'll look terrific together!

Janet O. said...

The nesting doll quilt turned out very cute! I'm sure it will be a hit!
Love the bullseye results! Great looking design!

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like how your bulls eye quilt turned out. The doll quilt is adorable, love the pink fun fur.

Shay said...

Both quilts are lovely Annie but that Babushka quilt has my vote! Beautiful!

Kate said...

Nicely done on both projects. You were brave to try the pink fur, but it works so well. Love both projects, I couldn't pick a favorite between the two.

Quilt Hollow said...

I like what you've done with those gifted blocks. *wink