Friday, August 21, 2009

The retreat seems so long ago now as it was all work and taking kids to the doctors and all that sort of thing this week! Whew!

So I did manage to finish a quilt this week. The bulk of the work was done at the retreat with the hand sewing of the binding done at home. This is a 48 inch by 60 inch child's quilt that is going to Italy and hopefully won't have missed the deadline.
I did something interesting with this quilt. I sewed the squares in to rows. I pin-basted the wadding to the backing. I then sewed/quilted in one step to add the rows to the wadding/backing using a stitch and flip method. I've done this with smaller projects and it occurred to me to try it with a larger project. In theory it should work. One thing I didn't do was put a guideline on the wadding which I will do if I do this again, although overall the drift was hardly noticeable and only because I went looking for it.
Wadding and backing...

Lots of pinning...

Lots of pinning at corners...

Like rows of soldiers...


That's a lot of pins! Thank goodness for a Kwik Klip!

Cheers

Shari

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

A colorful quilt any child will love. Love your solidiers. I use lots of them when I do my own machine quilting. Did you switch from Mummsy to Mommsy?

Jackie said...

Looks fantastic! Yes, when I used to pin baste I used Kwik klip and what a lifesaver it was.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, shari - it's so bright and happy and fun! and wow, are you organized! ☺

Rumi said...

Yes kwik klip will save your fingers!
I think I will try your flip and sew method! Your quilt turned out great!

belinda said...

Yes....wonderful retreats become a misty dreamy memory when you're back home with the reality!!!
Your little quilt turned out great!

Barb said...

Wow, love the quilt and technique...did you find that hard to do? Was it easier? and yes, gotta love the klip.

Eileen said...

This is such a nice size quilt to make.. you can get it done fast. I love kid's quilts! And what a clever way of doing it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I really, really, like that quilt, bright and fun. What a fun way to do it to!! Very smart!

SueR said...

Now there's an idea that hadn't occurred to me--brilliant, quilt as you go, row by row. Is it an I Spy quilt?

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