I am happy to finally share with you my new quilt. A version like this I made first in 2011 and since then I have seen many other on Internet. I don't know why it took me so long to make this one, because this block is fun and the result spectacular. To me the most exciting thing is that no applique or curved piecing is involved. Only easy piecing!
There is no sign of spring here yet, so I am amazed that I managed to take this pretty photo!
I name it "PARASOLS"! (with the help of my Facebook friends.)
The piecing was fun, the quilting was fun as well!
I took these pictures below inside, to see better how I quilted it. I think I don't know to quilt anything else than feathers!
First I stitched feathers on three wedges at once, thinking this way I will finish it quicker. After I quilted half of the quilt, I thought to try quilting only on two wedges at once - much more fun, easier and - surprise- quick too! 13 minutes for a block!
Are you overwhelmed when you start quilting on a big quilt? I know I was!
While quilting those first blocks and keeping counting the blocks I still have to quilt, I realized that my thinking was so wrong! I realized that the most important thing was that my sewing machine stitches like a dream with my Aurifil 40wt thread. And I was grateful for that. And then I started to count the blocks I already quilted and not thinking at all of how much I still have to quilt.
Yes, it helps if you are an optimistic quilter!
I stitched the round part of the feathers on the white fabric, to be more visible.
Pattern available, if you want to sew your own version.
I finished these patterns too.
Happy sewing and thank you for your support to my pattern business!
I have a big box of fat quarters from this wonderful collection - Fossil Fern (Benartex), once you start to use them, it's hard to stop!
The collection has wonderful colors, and the multicolor fabrics are really special.
So here are my four quilted pillows!
The colored design is outlined with quilting, the small white space inside the design remained unquilted.
It was fun to quilt the background.
It's great to sew close quilting lines with the walking foot, but one pillow is enough!
My favorite color combo.
The sweetest feathers!
I still remember an event from 33 years ago! My geography teacher, standing in front of the class, and teaching the 14 year old girls how to dress well: do not combine green with blue, ever! I think she was so wrong!
I admit: on Friday evening at 8PM, after an exhausting day, the thought that I still have to sew two pouches was overwhelming! But once I started, the whole process was fun, quick and easy. The hardest thing that took me forever was to choose the fabric!
I made these pouches for the kids of my future neighbors (hint, hint: we hope to move in our new house by the end of summer!).
For a little girl- the pretty Kokeshi print is from the "Hello Tokyo" collection (Robert Kaufman).
And how cute and easy to quilt is this print (Robert Kaufman too)?
I used my Little Wonders pouch patterns. I bought the fabric from Romania (I tell you, it is great to have the fabric the next day, but I am sure you already know this)! from Fabrix (highly recommended to my Romanian friends!).
And, quilters, remember: you have the best and cheapest interfacing for pouches to your hand. That small piece that you don't know what to use for. BATTING, that is.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate it today!