Monday, December 20, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I finished my daughter's Christmas quilt.  She fell in love with it.  I chose to upload this picture of her asking for matching pillowcases too.  She is too funny.  I did tell her that they were easy to make and I'd be happy to show her how to make them.  I used Judy L's method for applying the binding.  In the past I'd apply binding to the back with sewing machine and then iron to the front and sew down with the machine from the front.  A few times I tried appling to the front but didn't like the effect of the stitching on the back.  With Judy's method, you pin the binding to the back without pressing and sew from the front.  Because the binding isn't pressed to the back, stitching next to the seam line makes the stitch almost invisible from the front.  Thanks the the tip Judy.

I made Blocks 11 and 12 from Quiltmakers 2nd edition.  To see the blocks, go here.  While making those blocks and piecing the remainder of the Christmas quilt backing, I made three more scrappy trip around the world blocks.`

At guild I won this Happy! cake layer in a guild raffle.  Now I want to work on the Layer Cake Sew Along.  But wait...I can't do that until...

I catch up with the drunkard's path blocks.  I completely forgot to make one last week so now I need to make two of them (could be three - I need to check) so that's my task this week, nothing else.

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  1. I can see why you need to sew the binding down by machine at the rate you are finishing up quilts! So glad you daughter loved her quilt. I still "owe" my mom a set of matching pillowcases too. I guess a quilt just isn't enough anymore:)
    Have fun with those drunkards path blocks. Do you have a trick for the curved seams? I just got the die for my GO but haven't tried it out yet.

  2. Congrats on finishing a great quilt that is going to be loved by it's lucky owner! I'm so excited that you got the Happy Layer Cake! That's what I am using for the quilt along and there is one other quilter using it too. Can't wait to see your fun!

  3. But of course she loved it! Wishing you blessings on Christmas and always.

  4. The quilt turned out wonderful!! So what fabric will you use for the pillowcases LOL??

  5. Beautiful projects. Have a wonderful holiday!

  6. You have had an amazing quilting week! Finishes, a great prize and blocks! How do you do it!!!

  7. Way too many project in production at a holiday time. I have put all my machine sewing away until after Christmas and then I have to get going. I am now two blocks behind on the layer cake quiltalong, phew! Merry Christmas.

  8. Lovely quilt. I really need to get the machine going on the bindings. I have read her tutorial but I need to read it again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  9. Beautiful Quilts!
    Thank you for showing,Merry Christmas.

  10. Your daughter sounds like my daughter -- and your response was what I would have said! LOL!

    I am loving those drunkard's path blocks.


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