Thursday, 12 January 2012

Scrap and Quilt

Hi. I'm back with my next learning experience in quilt making. With my quilt top finished I now have to move on to quilting and binding but before I ventured to try this on the baby quilt I'm making I wanted to make sure I could master both techniques or at least have some idea about what I was doing.

So a quick scout around Pinterest and I came up with some very helpful advice and tutorials. As always I got a little distracted but it was all good.

This brilliant tutorial allowed me to use up yet more scraps and inspired me to find out about the stippling free motion technique used for the quilting which I found here at Oh Fransson. Some really great instructions which helped me to make this mini quilt.

I really love the process of piecing together all the scraps although mine are a more regular layout to those in the mosaic tutorial. I made a scrappy block too.
These would be great as cushion covers or blocks made into a many ideas.

Things I've learn about quilting:

  • Make sure you have a good supply of thread. It's suprising just how much you use.
  • Quilting the baby quilt is going to be hard work.
  • I understand now why I saw weird photos of people with rubber gloves on when machine quilting. It's to help grip the fabric when sewing and allows you to move it about under the needle easier. I haven't done this by the way!
Next time I'll share what I've learnt about binding.


Sandra said...

Can't wait to see how you get on

alexa said...

I love the textured look on the top cushion cover especially. You are speeding ahead here!

Alana said...

Ooh, pretty prettiest. I kinda think that the cushion pattern you have made has a 50's feel to it. I like that:)

Louise said...

i love these Amanda - gorgeous colours and fabric and it sounds like you are enjoying yourself x

Sian said...

Beautiful! And very interesting about the rubber gloves. You learn something new every day..