Meanwhile I finished my first big quilt – at the end it is 55 x 75”. Although while working on it I was very unhappy with the chosen fabrics (I wrote about it in an earlier post.) now I’m satisfied with my “debut-quilt”…. ok there are some things I wouldn’t rollback to, but it’s my first one and it will be loved (not only by my quilt-assistant)!
… quilting a big quilt on a small machine… would it be better the other way round?
the quilt was occupied the whole time while I was quilting it
my quilting assistant
my cat Pinter (yes, like the British dramatist) discovered very fast how comfortable such a quilt can be
The quilt is for Jule. Can you see the stripes with my mini flying geese out of the small triangle leftovers from the quilttop block’s?
this feather was one of my first paper pieced blocks earlier this year
partly quilted with my walking foot, partly free motion
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At last I finished the quilt top I started with at the end of August… I’m not really satisfied with the result – think I put all possible beginner’s mistakes in it… so much pieces (at last 1056 without the two borders), I don’t like the colours … I chose any fabric I found in my stash … because I wanted to try out a little bit how it feels making a big quilt (not knowing that it would be my wish at last bringing it to an end … now I know it is not like knitting .. he, he… where you try something and unstitch it to take the wool afterwards for a “perfect” work). But because it will be my first big one it will be loved as it is! For the back I choose the dark blue – the one you see in the border (it is dark blue with small light blue dots). For the binding I’ll take the fabric I took for the inner border and which are spotting the whole top. I hope it will be ready until the end of November… it will be appr. 57″x75″ then. It is my craft apprentice piece… some day I hope to make journeyman’s and – perhaps – masterpieces… There is a German proverb which says,” Hope is the last to die “.
Today I finished a small pouch with a flexible snap frame closure. The squares and triangles and the hexagon in the middle were made with English paperpiecing and afterwards appliqued to the pouch fabric. It was really fun to make. The pattern I found in a book about English Paperpiecing by the German author Claudia Schmidt (sorry… the book is in German but there are a lot of printable templates on her page).
… the other side
The snap bag is machine quilted before the lining fabric was sewed in. Its diameter is appr. 7″, the snap frame’s width is 4,75″.