Sunday, January 31, 2010

quilting, revisited

Recently, I have had an itching to start quilting again, and it's been a while! I've never lost the love of quilting however, and had bought an amazing book called 'Patchwork Style' last year and have dipped into time and agin for inspiration and eye candy. Yesterday turned out to be a lovely day to do a little sewing, and I learnt a new technique from this lovely book. The block is a normal log cabin block, but instead of being pieced first, it is sewn directly onto the batting like a foundation. The next thing I love is quilting the block itself, if you're making a whole quilt you still quilt each block first and then sew them together! Love that! I think it'll make it much more manageable through my small sewing machine, very excited to do a big bed quilt like this!

I love these fabrics also, a little of each from lots of lovely designers, purple, and polka dots, for me it doesn't get better than that. Unfortunately, I don't have enough of any to make a large quilt, so we'll see how what it turns out to be part of!

Love this book!
Happy quilting, or whatever craft you're creating with today! ♥


Ruthie said...

That does sound much more manageable!

Anitra Cameron said...

I made a log cabin quilt like that for a baby a long time ago. Have wanted to do another ever since, but never got around to it.

I LOVE the fabrics you've chosen, and the extra touch of quilting down the centers of the pieces. It really adds a lot!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love the colors you chose! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

Karen said...

Love it!!

Amy said...

I'm going to have to borrow this book from the library. I can't for the life of me figure out how the blocks all get assembled to complete the quilt.