A place for me to journal and post pictures about my quilting adventures.

Friday, August 5, 2011

First designed quilt for DGD#2

Here/s DGD #2 with the first quilt she designed. She loves to play with my scraps, especially cutting them into smaller sizes. I’ve seen several quilts by “modern quilters” where they just lay the pieces of fabric on the background, then sew around them.

I had DGD use a glue stick and putting the glue in the middle of the fabric, she glued the pieces she wanted in place. These scraps are mainly from the quilt I’m making my friend’s DIL.  She cut most of them – I helped on some of the hearts and the Coca Cola emblem. With her permission, I added a few pieces that would bridge from one area to another for sewing down all the patches.

I went ahead and pin basted the quilt top with just the glued on pieces, with a thin poly batting  and backing (same fabric as the binding). I loaded some light pink Bottom Line thread and started sewing around the patches, I was bored with straight stitches after the first two patches, so I played with a variety of the fancy stitches on my machine. DGD found the piece of lace when I was almost finished, so we placed it along the selvedge piece. She loves all the dots on selvedges.

I just sewed the binding on the back, adding the label as I sewed. I then turned it to the front and used the S stitch to sew it down. I asked DGD if I should sew down the “pocket” of the label, and she reply, “No, thank you.”

The last picture is of the label. I thought a picture of her playing with my quilt pieces would be good.

Happy quilting,

Becky

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIrst, let me say that is the most beautiful little girl. Look at the dimples!! Second, let me say, it looks like design skills is a generational trait. Finally, I must ask that you have her make one for me in black, white, and red so that I can hang it in my classroom.

Bonnie said...

Oh Becky this is just way too cute. And the quilt too. She certainly does have a good eye for color! I can't wait 'til Sophia can do this type of thing. We're still in the crawling around stage... b.

Marydon said...

That is just adorable & look at ther beautiful happy face.

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