Showing posts with label machine quilting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label machine quilting. Show all posts

Thursday, 31 May 2012

T2 Baby Quilt


This week I started AND finished a quilt - always a great achievement in my books. This quilt is for a colleague at work who has recently had a little boy named Thomas - hence its name T2. It's a very simple pattern of blue, green and white squares and I was lucky enough to be able to use more of the left overs from my zig-zag/chevron quilt I made back here.

I did have to add a couple more blues, but this quilt was still made completely from my existing stash of fabrics. Oh - I lie - I did have to buy some blue gingham for the binding....

This makes a great little baby present and all up took about 5 hours to complete over a couple days which is pretty good for me.

To quilt it I just did simple straight line quilting across the squares. I don't bother marking these on the quilt - I just it by using my eye to guide me from point to point of each square. 

I also pinned this quilt before quilting this time - it seemed to work a lot better for me than hand tacking or even spray basting (which I do love but is so messy) and took a lot less time.

Caity x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Made in Cherry Quilt is Finished!


I'm excited I have finally managed to get my Made in Cherry quilt finished and I just love it!

This was my first quilt along - which I started back here and here ....mmm I must work on actually sticking to the quilt along steps next time I join to keep the momentum. 

But I'm mostly just ecstatic to finish a quilt and am not so worried about the 'how' or 'how long'...

I machine quilted this quilt as I want to use it in the living room for every day use. I quilted across each square and then did some basic sewing around the outside to reflect the star outline in the grey background.

I generally like to use what I have in the cupboard for quilt backings. Nice and simple and great way to use up some more of my stash!

I'm so in love with this quilt and I'm pleased to say that apart from the buying the wadding and the binding I used only fabrics I already had.

Right - now back to a little more hand quilting - but first here are a few 'action' shots which will explain why I always use the clothes line to show my finished quilts! - for some reason (read 'my two year old - Thom') they just won't stay flat on the bed!

Caity x
Note: Please don't Pin or use the image of Thom in any way - I'm more than happy for the other images to be used with appropriate recognition given.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Odd Square Quilt


Odd Squares
This is just a simple little bub quilt for a friend’s bub (born last week - welcome Astar Cate!) - it’s made up of a single pack of charm squares of ‘Hoopla’ by Moda.

To try and break away from the standard square blocks I tried to make it a little more exciting by chopping of random sized corners of each coloured block.

A few close ups of the quilting

I just love all these bright colours.

For the quilting I machine quilted ¼ inch from each seam and also diagonally across the colours blocks. I love this quilt because it’s cute, bright and perfect for a little bub lie on the floor and discover all those lovely bright colours and prints!

For the binding I used a bright green and white spot (all my binding seems to be spots at the moment - but I love them as they really reflect the modern quilting style).

The backing for this quilt is just made up of a range of yellows I already had in my stash. It shows up the quilting pattern nicely.

Can you see the Ohio quilt pattern?

Finished Dimensions: 90cm x 90cm (36" x 36")

x Caity

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Completed Summer Happiness Zig-Zag (chevron) Quilt


I started this quilt about a year ago and finally finished the quilt top back in July this year. It turned out to be a monster quilt - but a monster I LOVE! 

Anyway thanks to the lovely Cheryl at Baci quilting who did all the machine quilting for me - we debated for ages what design we would use and I changed my mind about 100 times - the finished design is a large leaf pattern which repeats horizontally and it looks amazing!
Close up of the quilting
For the backing I used colours I wouldn't normally use - really bright and a little bit fluro - but I loved it when I bought it - although when I got home I had a bit of a panic - but resolved myself that its the backing so it really doesn't matter too much - the navy stripe in the middle is Thom's old curtains! I think it breaks up the yellow nicely.

Finished Dimensions: 183cm x 203cm (72" x 80")

x Caity

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A Little Bit of Zig Zag Sunshine


More baby quilts! I love them for a thousand reasons....

1.     they are quick
2.     they are so cute
3.     I get to use all lovely fabrics and
4.     they are quick ;)

To make this quilt I used up a few more ‘leftover’ fabrics from my illustrious mega zig zag quilt I am making myself and is now sitting quietly neglected in my sewing cupboard.

This was really quick to make - I made the entire thing in a morning (minus the hand sewing for the binding..)

It was a gift for friends who live in North Queensland little bub so I thought a nice bright yellow and white would be lovely!

Machine quitling was simply following the zig zag pattern - efective and quick and most importantly not taxing on my brain!

Caity x