Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's Cooking Here?

Just as I was about to post this my husband stopped by the house and I was cleaning the living room and he asked me "what quilt are you basting?" because he knows that I usually only ever clean so that I can use the floor or space for quilting! We laughed a bunch about that just now. I figured you'd relate.

I free-motion quilted for the first time on the long arm and this is the result so far. I completely went into it without any attachment to the outcome and so far and I can't believe how nice it looks! Since its a bear's claw quilt, my husband suggested leaves and berries cause its what they eat. Really cool to learn to quilt on the long arm. I didn't finish which is a bummer to have to take it off the frame but I am going to do some walking foot quilting on the bear's claws themselves, then go back down and reload it upside own and go through the whole thing one more time to be done. How fun is quilting?!

 


 This is the result of the scrap busting I did last week. I ended up with 50 12 1/2 inch slabs and used most for this full size top. I used a cool green chambray for the sashing. (Thanks to a blog inspiration for this design, which I cannot now find- If you have an idea, pls lmk cause I'd love to credit) I think this one might get basted with wool batting and get given to my 20 year old who has chosen to rent out a basement for his room this winter!


 Another little top I made with some scrap slabs that I made last week.

And last but not least... I am having a Jackie Gering week! I took her hexie class a few weeks ago and this is the result of that class. A very cute hexie baby quilt with some Healther Ross prints which always melt me cause they're so cute.

 And a close up of the quilting that I did with the walking foot.
I also started doing Jackie's Craftsy class and ended up with this Love Knot top made with "stitch and flip" triangles. I guess now with these new tops I really need to get basting!

6 comments:

  1. I too tend to vacuum when I have a quilt to baste. And then I vacuum after to pick up all the loose threads I pick out when I baste. Lovely quilting on the Bear Claw!

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    1. Thanks! I drooled over your spun yarn! Very nice!

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  2. Ha Ha! I always sweep before basting. You've done a lot this week! The quilting on the hexies turned out so pretty. Berries was a cute idea for the bear paw.

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    1. Ha! Thanks. Nice hexies you're working on btw!

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  3. I love your Heather Ross inspired hexagons... and your scrap quilts. Fabulous stuff. As for vacuuming -my vacuum cleaner is right next to my quilting area.

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    1. Thanks! Love your blocks for the bees! Made me end up looking for one to join. Beautiful work!

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