I really love the look of modern quilts and have been pinning them and buying quilting books and magazines for years--but I never really could figure out how to really make a quilt until I bought the quilting book Sunday Morning Quilts, I followed one of the patterns in the book for piecing my scraps together--it was actually instructions for making a pretty box for storing scraps--I also found the advice about how to conserve fabric scraps and the advice on sorting my scraps by color invaluable in making this quilt--no, no one is paying me to say that --it is just an excellent book that I highly recommend if you have also been hemming and hawwing about getting started quilting.
My other amazing quilt resource has been watching Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company's You Tube tutorials--Jenny just makes everything about quilting easier--I made the second quilt below using her disappearing nine-patch technique. I think quilting is an excellent partner for sewing doll clothes and I plan to make many more quilts I am smitten with the whole process.
|I used my back fence as a basting wall--I used spray baste.|
|I quilted my masterpiece using my regular sewing matching just rows varying width rows of this built in scallop-y stitch.|
|I think I may be more proud of this than anything I have ever made with my own two hands.|
|I took a chance on combining this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett floral with Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Simply Sweet and I love how it is coming out--this is just a quilt top--I am still going to add a border on this one.|
|Quilting= Even more reasons to buy Gorgeous Fabrics!!!|