Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Monday, 17 October 2011

Design Wall Monday

Its my Poppy quilts turn to be quilted, the pattern is adapted from one from a book called Flower Show Quilts by Lyn Ann Majidimehr.

It was spray basted on Saturday and this time I placed a large bed sheet underneath it while I was basting, I usually lay out newspapers, but they tend to get stuck to my feet once I start spraying and it gets quite farcical!
At the moment I am just doing the in the ditch parts, I am still thinking about what filler to use for the sky background and will probably puts some feathers in the borders.

This post is linked to Patchwork Times and The Manic Monday Linky Party!

Happy Sewing!

Friday, 14 October 2011

A Finish

Hooray! its finally finished , Happy Dancing Happy Dancing :0)
Its only been in the making for several years (I think its at least 6 years old Yikes!).

This is my daughter Katie standing in front of her new quilt, she loves it!

The Teddies have new smiles and a loop d loop design around them.

I didn't quilt around the butterflies as I wanted them to poof out a bit

This post is linked to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quiltsits her first week as a link up, I love link ups.

I hope you have got a finish to show too.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Work in Progress

I have been quilting loads of butterflies over the weekend on this quilt

This photo shows the quilt before I unpicked and re basted it

I used freezer paper to make my template which is a new technique for me and was suggested by A nudge who has a lovely blog called A Quilting Reader's Garden.

I free motioned around the template using my closed toe darning foot, the open toe foot caught the edges and pulled it up more.

Once I finished quilting around the template, using a scissors I peeled it off.

I then added some details to the butterflies, I tried to make them all look slightly different, not an easy task as there were 20 of them!

I played with idea of hyper quilting the butterflies with different coloured threads and adding more details, but after talking with my quilty mates and the phrase "over kill" was mentioned I decided against it  LOL!

I will definitely be using this technique again, I only had to make one template for all of the 20 blocks and it was still going strong!

This post is linked to Ester's Blog and Freshly Pieced, two of my favourite blogs.

Happy Sewing!