Friday, July 13, 2012

Left overs

I thought you might enjoy seeing the two little quilts I started at the start of this week.


Each of these is the tiny version of one of my patterns. The first one is the tiny version of Summer Afternoon done in pink. And the second one is the tiny version of Three Pumpkins. I make these tiny versions with left over's from fused projects. 


Nothing is ever wasted with fused fabrics.


A bit of a peek at the process.


Here is the quilt in the process of being quilted.


I like to leave plenty of extra fabric and batting around the design while I am quilting it, that way I have lots of fabric to hold on to and plenty to trim away once I am done quilting.


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The design elements (flowers, leaves, stems) were outline quilted with 30# rayon thread and then the background area was stippled with 50# silk thread.


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I thought you might enjoy seeing the back as well.


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And finally the front.


This little quilt is about 12” x 9”


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The flowers and leaves are made of my hand dyed silk and the background and binding are my hand dyed cottons. If you are interested in purchasing it for your own private art collection, contact me.


Tiny Three Pumpkins is the perfect wall quilt for fall.


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I decided to quilt the background around the pumpkins with little oak leaves and swirls. I like to do this kind of quilting with a variegated 30# cotton thread.


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I always sign my quilts in three places, obsessive I know, but I can’t help it. First I machine quilt 
my name on the front, then I sign and date the label, and lastly I sign the back with a black extra fine sharpie marker.


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This little quilt measures about 14” x 10”. Cute isn’t it. Perfect for your studio wall or in the kitchen this fall to cheer you up.


Have a great weekend and stay cool.


Don't forget next week is my blog give away for Jane Sassaman's new book. 

6 comments:

Gene Black said...

I think the back of those are as pretty as the fronts!

Frieda said...

Thanks Gene

Cornwoman said...

I agree with Gene....

giddy99 said...

Wow, that's beautiful!!!

LJ said...

I am totally excited about this book! It seems to be completely different from all other quilting books I've seen. Would love to win a free copy; thanks.

MJKasz said...

Beautiful quilts from wonderful fabrics! I would love to own this book.

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