As of late, I've been starting to feel the urge to start quilting again. I seem to go through spurts of quilt making which alternates with either knitting or garment sewing. If I could, I would do all three at once, but unfortunately I can only focus on one craft at a time. When I start, it seems to go for a few months after which I find myself switching to something else. But, I'm always either sewing, quilting or knitting. So I thought I would share some of my previously made bedquilts!
First of all is the Wedding Quilt. I called it that because it was a wedding gift. I think this quilt was one of the first large bedquilts I made. It was a lot of fun making this one. I remember I was just getting the hang of free motion quilting and I found that if I repeated the mantra: "Slithering snakes, slithering snakes" My quilting was much smoother and curvier, kind of like slithering snakes.
This is a quilt that I made for my sister's birthday last year. I'm in love with the colours and the romantic floral print. I used charm packs and made disappearing nine patch blocks and just mixed them up except for the accent reds which I matched up on a diagonal. It turned out smaller that I had planned. Things tend to shrink when you're dealing with cotton.
Another handstitched binding... my favourite part!
Corner Candy Shop
This was a little more work that the previous quilts I've made but it was definitely worth it. The quilt block is called a Patience Corner block. The size of this quilt is like a small bed quilt or a large lap quilt. Again, some shrinking probably from the small scale quilting I did.
This concludes the tour of my little quilt gallery. I'm itching to get my quilting out now. My next project has been on hold for months. It's a gorgeous quilt which is a bit more of a contemporary pattern. The finished blocks have been hanging on my design wall for quite a while untouched while I've been working on garments the last few months. I just go with the flow of my inspiration at the time.