Life came between me and my hobby* and I am very sorry to not having posted for such a long long time. I did do some sewing and finished the top of my houndstooth quilt that I started at one of our munich modern quilters meetings.
|my houndsthooth project is finished piecing|
I decided to show you my recent project though: The Bloom Bloom Pow Quilt from the Quiltalong by Lee of freshlypieced. When I made the quilt, I had a specific fabric in mind for the backing. Unfortunately, it wasn't available anymore, so I kinda waited and waited and so the top just lay around and became an UFO instead of a quilt :-(
After thinking about the backing for the houndstooth, I had the idea for the Bloom Backing.Yeah! Finally. So after all, this one will be my first finished quilt this year. Not quite yet, though.
|This is the backing I chose.|
I would like to take advantage of this WIP Wednesday, to show you how I put a border on this triangle quilt, that naturally finished in an angled border after piecing. I know, leaving the angles is kind of a trend, but I honestly don't like the look of it at all. So when I went into my quiltshop (thanks to the lady at Quilt et Textilkunst for her great advices) to buy the backing, The lady there told me that it would be such a shame to just cut the angles off, for all the work I had with them. SO TRUE!!!
Well, more work ahead, I put some y-seam corneres on, to get a strait quilt! Here you go, that's how I did it:
|Remember this top? Seems like forever that I started the quiltalong by freshlypieced. It was so much fun!!|
|For the border, I made a template of one corner, which I transfered to freezerpaper and cut it on the fold|
|I used the "add a quarter ruler" to cut out my border pieces. I needed ten, plus 2 halfs|
|From left to right: I marked 1/4 from the corner on both, the top and the borderpiece and stabilized it with a pin|
|From the center out I sewed a quarter inch seam all the way down. I pinned the center again on the same hole and sew down the other side. Perfect! (honestly: not all of the pieces look like this one LOL)|
|There you go! All petals are safed|
|so that's my WIP right now! Quilting the Quilt. You can see my sketches of the planed quilting on the wall|
|I've got about 1/3 finished. Hope to show you the finished quilt next week|
Well, that was my WIPs for this week! I will try to post more frequently! Until the next post I hope you have fun with your own projects and
*I have been thinking a lot about if a Blog is the right place to talk about my privacy. After all, this is kind of a diary. And although this may not have to do anything with quilting, I have the urge to tell you that after suffering cancer my dad died December 5th last year, only 11 years after my Mom died of cancer.I had made him this quilt last year. Unfortunatly it will not comfort him anymore.