Monday, March 29, 2021

Design Wall Monday---Quilting Weekend

Last March Design Wall Monday--just squeaking in under the wire. See more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

It was an all quilting weekend.  Too many UFOs clogging up the cutting table.  I started with a donated top I'd taken home to quilt well over a year ago; I made the backing early in February, and had batting from the guild.

I got a lot of exercise turning the quilt a hundred times to straight line quilt around the block stripes. It was with great pleasure that I got rid of the odd pale yellow print for the binding--that had been hanging around in the stash for ages.  

Pieced backing cleared some more odds and ends from stash. It is ready to donate.

I liked how the heart turned out.  The jelly roll used in the top was from an old line from 3 Sisters called Sanctuary.  I made a quilt from that line for my cousin many years ago, and used up leftovers from that for another quilt I gave away last year.  So soft and pretty. 

The rest of the quilting jobs were wavy line all the way, so much faster and easier, but I didn't feel it suited the heart quilt. 

Modern placemat from leftover trial blocks and backing. 

It turned out a bit freeform from the back, lol.  Next, a quilt top I made from fabrics purchased on my trip to Queensland, Australia in 2009 to visit my friend Sue.

The backing and binding were all ready to go.

This weird print I bought on clearance suits pretty well. 

Wavy line quilting is so fast and easy, especially since I don't pin the quilt sandwich center, just layer and smooth on both sides, then fold it up and let it rest for a bit, a la Dory Cary.  I have mentioned this method she taught at a guild presentation, but can find no info about it on her website, Orange Dot Quilts, sadly.  I only put pins in the top's corners to keep them from flipping over.  There are a lot more finished tops that need to be quilted and some of them will get this treatment!


Joyful Quilter said...

Great finishes! Isn't it nice to have those almost done quilts done and not longer whispering at you "finish me". hehehe

Janet O. said...

I like the jelly roll quilt--a great pattern for donation, with the one sweet heart.
Every time I see the wavy line quilting I think it looks great, but I never remember to try it myself.
Love the memory quilt from your trip to Australia.