This post is a summary of the zig-zag quilt along done in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along Flickr group.Fabric Requirements** To make a 40″ square baby quilt – you need 10 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 1 1/2 yards for the back.
** To make a 48×60″ throw quilt – you need 15 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 2 1/2 – 3 yards for the back. Depends on how much piecing you add to the back.
The big difference with the bed size quilts – different size squares cut. It is to better use your fabric without too much waste. The quilt will be graphic and modern.
**To make a 64×88″ twin size quilt – you need 11 – 1/2 yard cuts, 1 yard for the binding, and … Read More »
Usually I wait until I have bound and washed a quilt to post, but this quilting was so inspired and I love it! I had actually thought I would be selling this quilt, as my girls are no longer babies (and I’m not having more!). BUT, Sophia claimed it, we “tried it on” her, and after all the quilting I’ve grown pretty attached to it. It will be staying here! Even Joe mentioned it would be a little sad to sell it since I’ve put so much effort/time into it!
Here it is – do you see my addition?
There’s a heart, stippled right there -There’s a bit of puckering on one side of the heart – if I do it again I would do the heart first. Live and learn :) I’m hoping it … Read More »
4 1/2 spools of thread9 bobbins3 quilting needles6 hours of quilting time (roughly)
It’s done!! I am so excited, and proud to have this accomplishment under my belt. I will probably never do it again – but I am happy to have quilted this “monster quilt” myself :) I’ll show you more of the quilting once the binding is on and it has been washed – I can’t wait!!
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It is basted together! I’m still undecided on how to quilt. . . it’s so linear I’m thinking curves . . . any suggestions?
And there’s a new quilt-along in the flickr group – come join us!
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Hi all! I managed to get my quilt top together! I love all the colors and beautiful prints. It is SO big!
My helpers were holding it down while the wind was blowing :) I am still working out the batting and backing, really just crossing my fingers! Part of the quilt-along this week is a long-arm quilting giveaway :)
I’m super behind in my reader – I can’t seem to keep up with it since school’s been out! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow instead of sewing . . . maybe :)
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I have to admit it – I’ve been overwhelmed by the project I took on. A queen, almost king sized quilt! What was I thinking??
To have a few less pieces to deal with I made 4-patches of my blocks. Great idea! I had decisions to make for each block but not all at the same time, and I did it while watching tv in the evening after the kids went to bed :)
Before I sewed my groups together I laid a few out to get an idea of the final results -
This is a quarter of my blocks, I’m now full of excitement and energy to get it together! For today I’m taking a little break though — I took my machine in for servicing. Thankfully the little shop in town has a 24 … Read More »
I feel like I’ve had lots to write all week, but no words to make a decent post. I am happily here with the kiddos, and a few runny noses . . . summer colds are the worst, don’t you think?
I posted the music poll after getting a nice comment about how the music player has seemingly caused computer problems. Joe, had warned me that this day would come. . . I will remove it this coming week.
I understand more now after spending some time here, and realizing the time it takes for my blog to load – above all, I know that I want as many people welcome here as possible. And little extras take a good amount of time to load, and I would rather put that time into pictures loading. :)
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Our first week without school, is good, but as always working into a new routine makes for a few hiccups in schedules and productivity! I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped for so far this week but some is better than none! I will get there :)
I’m all organized and ready to go when ever I have the chance to sit. On track to make 110 – 10.5″ blocks – I altered Dana’s design, just a bit :)
This is one of my favorites so far -
Sophia had a great Birthday! Thanks for the well wishes – I think 4 may be one of her most challenging years yet, for me. She’s been very contrary lately, wanting to do the opposite of what she should be doing, or saying. I’m praying it … Read More »
It’s not too late to join in the fun – Dana’s quilt-along is perfect for those of you wanting to learn to quilt! In week two we cut our fabrics into strips getting them ready to sew next week. Here’s my piles:I’m so in love with this beautiful fabric! It was a little hard to cut it up but I know the end result will be sooo worth it :)
The flickr group has some great pictures of everyone’s fabric selections and discussion to help answer all your questions. Like I said great for a beginner :)
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