Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quilted things

It's been a while. I was away in Australia and Taiwan for a bit. Then I came back and immediately jumped into Quilter's Quest where I got some nice kits and fabrics. So, I now share with you some finished things.

I have a couple of baby quilts. I took the leftover fabric from the quilt I made for my cousin and made a couple of small practice pieces. I quilted one on a long arm machine at my local quilt shop and quilted the other at home on my machine. I also played around with doing a machine sewn binding and found that if I cut the binding a tiny bit wider, I don't have a problem with sewing down the binding on the machine.

Baby Quilts

Both were quilted with a general meander line. I'm just trying to get used to the motion here.

Baby Quilts

Baby Quilts

And the backs - cute little animal prints and science prints!

Baby Quilts - back

The next quilt is a kit I picked up on the Quilter's Quest. I had seen that border print at the local quilt shop and LOVED it. The rest of the fabrics are all in the same line and the rest is history. I did buy the binding print separately since the kit used that same border print for the binding but it seemed a little too blue. The binding I did use makes for a nice contrast and it goes really well with the backing fabric that I have.

Nautical Throw

For the quilting, I used some curly ques to simulate waves. In between, I had some standalone star shapes for starfish. It all fits into the nautical theme.

Nautical Throw - close up

You can see it better on the back. See the starfish in the middle?

Nautical Throw - back

Finally, the borders.

Nautical Throw - binding

This is going to make for a nice snuggle under the couch throw!