Friday, March 18, 2022

Christmas Quilt BOM

I've just spent 10 days with no modem. I could only get patchy internet through my phone data. So I had plenty of time to sew my quilt instead of running the doll clothes pattern business.

I'm not a fan of quilting a whole quilt on my little sewing machine so I use spray baster to attach wadding to each individual block. There are 8 combo style blocks.

I then quilt the blocks as I choose.
I love free motion quilting.

As I finish quilting the blocks I trim off the excess wadding and sew them together.

This gives me seams in the wadding. I have used this method a lot and the seams aren't noticeable when the quilt is finished.

Four more blocks to quilt then I will spray baste strips of wadding onto the border strips and quilt them.
Then I'll sewn the borders.

When I do the backing I do some straight line quilting between the main blocks just to hold it onto the backing. Then it's time for the binding.

So quilt a lot to go but I am making great progress so far.

Happy Patchwork and Quilting,

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Christmas Quilt BOM

I recently pulled out my Christmas quilt to see if I could make some progress this year and get it finished before another Christmas goes past.

Imagine my surprise when I saw that the last post about this quilt was August 2017. That is like a life time ago! 

I have got my 2022 goals sorted and finishing some sewing projects is one of my intentions this year.

I looked in the box and found that I have blocks 1 to 5 completed. This is very encouraging.

Block 6 was well under way and that is the one I am working on now.

I fused the little applique circles on and hope to stitch them in the next few days. 

There are lots of other things on my goals list for this year so I just want to fit in the quilt when I feel like it.

I have been procrastinating on the star block because I don't like the idea of cutting all the little triangles. However, I was doing some tidying and found my special triangle cutting ruler. You end up with triangles that have their long side on the straight grain. 

I have just paused to think where I stashed the ruler after finding it. I'm hoping it's in the draw of my cutting table. Let's check before going on..... What a relief it was right where I thought it was!

This is a beautiful small quilt and I really want to get it done this year. At least then I will have room for starting another BOM kit. I love getting all the fabric and instructions on where it all goes. I can design my own colour scheme but sometimes it is nice just to have it all set out for you.

Although I don't allocate a lot of my time to regular sewing projects (not doll clothes) I hope to consistently make progress on my UFO's throughout the year.

Happy Sewing,


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