Wow, I had no intention of taking such a long hiatus from blogging. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas shared with family and loved ones. I had a great time visiting with family and friends in the Toronto area for several days. This year, I made two lap-sized quilts, a table runner and some quilted bookmarks.
The pieced back (yes, the photo is upside down):
I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium cotton batting. I stitched-in-the-ditch all pieced pieces, free-motioned wiggly lines through each nine patch, stippled around each tool and did a large meandering stipple for the large border. I would not use this batting again, as it’s too heavy and I fought with the quilt way too much… it just wouldn’t move!
Close up shots:
I made this on-point table runner for my mom. I used the on-point fusible grid and followed the instructions from this Crooked Nickel video. It uses a charm pack of Wildflower Serenade by Kansas Troubles for Moda Fabrics.
It was quick and easy to put together, but quilting through that extra layer of fusible web was not easy as there was too much bulk. Ironing the seams was a nuisance as well. I was concerned as it was very stiff, but once washed it softened up very nicely.
I’m glad I did the small project first as I was planning to use the fusible grid for a postage stamp quilt, but have since changed my mind.
Not actually a Christmas present, but a belated birthday present, is this quilt I made for my sister. She picked the fabrics, Flights of Fancy Ocean by Paula Prass, and the pattern. The quilt finishes at 40" x 60".
I used Quilter’s Dream Poly batting (request weight) and did a large meander over the entire quilt. I absolutely LOVE this batting. It’s light and thin, quilted very well, and washed beautifully. I used the rest of the fat quarter pack to piece the back too.
Did you give any quilted gifts this Christmas?
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