Wednesday, 30 September 2009

More photos!


Pinwheel baby quilt mosaic, originally uploaded by soja.

Still stormy and overcast here, so not great pictures, but the quilt is all dry and wrinkled up.

I think this Nouveau fabric is really lovely, some of the prints remind me of Liberty or William Morris designs. This collection was designed by Sentimental Studios for Moda, I purchased a charm pack from the Emerald City people on Ebay, and a half yard bundle of six of the prints from Whipstitch at Etsy.

The quilt pattern was designed by Jodi Nelson (Pleasant Home blog) and is available as a free tutorial at Moda Bakeshop.

The white cotton backing/border fabric is bleached quilters muslin from The Cotton Patch. It is lovely and soft, though I thought it was a little thin and might be see through, but after washing it has wrinkled up and looks thicker. The wadding/batting is Quilters Dream Cotton 100% pure cotton batting, the select weighting, also from The Cotton Patch.

The thread is machine quilting thread, cotton, I think Coty 30, again from Cotton Patch. I managed to find a slightly cheaper 'Big Foot' free motion foot on Ebay, designed by Lynn Graves and I found it to work really well. There is great visibility and it is plastic and not as noisy as my metal foot, so I think I have the ol' presser foot problem solved.

I did have some trouble with the thread snapping, but I think there is something wrong with my machine (or me! eek!)

I'm really happy with this, I was worried while quilting that some of the stitches were too big and some too small. I did rip out a few bits here and there and redo them, but now it is all washed and finished I think that it looks pretty sweet.

I'm going to try and take some better pictures, make up a little appliqued matching baby top and pop this into the Etsy shop and see what happens...

4 comments:

Cristin said...

How fun! Are the edging (little flag things) free to flap in the breeze? I've never seen such a thing, I love it! How clever! Its gorgeous, you've done a superb job!

I find that baby quilts sell pretty quick on Etsy, from experience.
Good luck to you! Love it!

RosaMaría said...

that is a very lovely quilt! i like to much the fabrics you used (noveau).

Soja said...

Thank-you! I might be blushing ;-)

Yes, thanks Cristin, I think they are a bit different too, I can imagine a baby having fun playing with them.

They are called "prairie points" and are made up from folded squares (not sewn triangles) it's my first time making them - it was what really drew me to Jodi's pattern. They are few to flap about!

I found them easy to do, they needed a lot of pressing to keep them flat, and I didn't overlap them, like Jodi, to make it easier to sew through the layers.

I'm hoping to sell it - to fund more quilt-making!

Thanks Rosa Maria - this was the first time I've used a charm pack - it definitely made things quicker and easier!!

Genie said...

It's gorgeous! Really -- not only are the colours and patterns great, but the beautiful quilting wrinkling is fantastic. I almost hope you keep it as a memento instead of selling it -- how great to have something so beautiful in your home! :)