Luckily I have the 2 1/4" strip die for my AccuQuilt cutter. I just laid them out, stacked a few strips high, and ran it through.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Friday, September 08, 2023
Hello my friend!
After we got home from the cottage I decided to get to work on my St Patrick's Day T-Shirt quilt. I have some commission work to do and this one was already loaded onto the frame and ready to go. I even picked Glide Celery thread for the top and bobbin.
So I decided to finish it up first. Besides - I actually pieced a backing for this one from some left-overs and large pieces and I didn't want to load it again. I really don't like taking a quilt off the frame when it's ready to go. I don't know about you, but it takes me a while to get it loaded onto the frame and I hate to undo that work.
I decided on a simple straight-line piano key quilting in the border, but, for the body I wanted something more. I sketched and doodled shamrocks for a good while on my white board (thank goodness for white boards!) until I came up with something that worked for me.
I'm being vulnerable here so you can see the process :-) I realized that quilting the two side heart like a figure eight was the key to this process instead of going around it in a circle - right side, left side and then the top.
I made a video so you could see what I was talking about.
It's a little long but I love watching people free-motion on the long arm. Maybe you do too?
Let me know what you think and if you enjoyed my quilting video.
Monday, September 04, 2023
Sunday, September 03, 2023
Can you believe this was started in 2011 when I bought the HST die and first posted about it 2012! Check it out! This quilt has been a long time in the making - here's an update from 2019.
The biggest stumbling block - the off-white/cream/light-tan background fabrics. I tend to buy a lot of an off-white and make projects from it but this project required so many different print scraps! All the coloured prints - no problem I have bins of those - it's the background fabrics for me.
This quilt uses only two dies - the 2" square die
Hard to believe I know but it really is just all done using these two. Of course you can do this without die-cutting, using traditional half square triangle (HST) methods. And, of course you can do this in different sizes. For example 2 1/2" squares and or the Value Die.
I will be over-joyed to get this quilt done! I'm still debating the border - kinda thinking about a first border and then maybe a 16-patch outer border? I have lots and lots of those already pieced, but, it might be way too much. Maybe a solid?
Saturday, September 02, 2023
I also decided to move my old sewing chair up here - soooooo much more comfortable than the rickety wooden one I was perching on before with my bum elevated by a pillow! I think I'm getting serious about my quilting here now LOL!
Monday, July 18, 2022
You had to know that I would do this. I ripped the quilt again and added the two t-shirts to the quilt. Thank you for your encouragement to do what I wanted to do.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Christmas Quilt - Take 2!
A while back I posted this Christmas T-Shirt quilt I was working on. This one is just for me. No deadline. Not a commission quilt. Just for us. I put it together over Christmas and i was never really happy with how it turned out.
Specifically - I wasn’t happy with the entire bottom right hand corner and the bottom row. I really didn’t like the way that I had the spacer fabric in there and a lot of negative space; so, I put it away and slowly thrifted a few more t-shirts.
On the weekend I realized that I had enough shirts to fix some of it, so I took it apart and added in some shirts.
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