Monday, December 29, 2014
I've sort of been on a quilt kick! The first of these, red, white and black, started just because Joann's had a flannel sale - even though I had sworn off rag quilts with the last one I made a couple years ago. That snipping is a killer. Thinking about it again, it's actually Six's fault. She started it by making beautiful fall-colored flannel rag quilts for her boys.
And then I saw the flag quilt and decided my brother might like that for Christmas. So I snipped away. Seemed to go faster. This last quilt is for Scarlett and is a full-size quilt for her bed. I plan on free motion quilting the top, and I hope I have the fortitude to do it. It's awkward to maneuver such a big piece. The center of the flower was made by piling snips and scraps of all the pieces of fabric between two pieces of water-soluble stabilizer and just stitching nilly-willy. When it's sufficiently stitched, wash away the stabilizer, and there you have your new fabric. I downloaded a petal shape from the internet and cut out petals of fabric and interfacing and stitched so the fusible interfacing was on the outside. I pressed it down to hold firmly in place while I stitched them in place.