Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have just finished this quilt - loosely named "the Ginja Ninja". The back has been done using polar fleece instead of the traditional three layers. This makes a nice soft quilt, ideal for snuggling under.
It was a lot of fun designing the different stances and faces. These are done on the embroidery machine as applique.
AND NOW A LITTLE TUTORIAL
I like to have things over the lines when I make quilts and sometimes this can make for little lumpy bits when you applique. Here's what I did to get rid of the seam lines in this quilt, perhaps it may work for you too. There is no reason why hand quilters couldn't use the same principles.
Next, trim the fabric, leaving at least a 1/4inch seam, inside the stitching outline. DO NOT CUT THROUGH THE STABILIZER.
Saturday last week saw me running a Mystery Quilt Day. Liz over at Teddlywinks http://www.teddlywinksdesigns.blogspot.com/ was an enthusiastic participant and has covered most of it on her blog, so I'll send you there. The day went really well. I had every intention of knocking another quilt together and spent Friday buying fabric so that I could sew whilst everyone else did. Needless to say I didn't even get the thing cut out!! It was a lot of fun, but Sunday was spent complaining about how tired I was and how sore my feet were! I condensed a few of the quilts onto one page.
OK, so we all know about Where's Wally.......what about Where's Norman?
Till next time....
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Checking on its progress....
Rolling up the cake and then tap dancing on the finished lemon butter and cream swiss roll.
See you later....Sue