Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Quilted!


I've finished machine quilting my 4-patch quilt, the binding is waiting for hand sewing. The quilting pattern I did was inspired by Kathreen Ricketson, in her book "Little Bits Quilting Bee" she had quilted a large logcabin quilt in a back and forth zigzag pattern. This type of quilting is out of my comfort zone but the reason I did this was because a customer has made the logcabin quilt from the book and wanted the same quilting pattern. This is when I heard about the tragic story of Kathreen's death, you can read about it here and visit her website here. Such a sad story.
I've started a new applique project. I'm using Hugs and Kisses new freezer paper method. The paper stays in and washes away later, I haven't tried the washing yet....we'll see how it goes. I usually do the starch method but I like this method because I don't need to use a iron. The edges are glued over the freezer paper and washed out.

We had a busy week with moving my daughter 4 hours away so she can go back to school. I see more driving in my future.

Happy Quilting!

12 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your quilt Wendy. Such a sad tragedy for Kathreen and her DH. Let me get this straight~ you wash out the freezer paper? I've never heard of washable freezer paper.~?
Have a wonderful weekend!

em's scrapbag said...

The D9P looks great. Love the quilting pattern. I'm going to have to try it.

Michele T said...

Isn't it a D4P? In any case, the quilt is beautiful!! I love your fabric color choices and the quilting is awesome!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Always fun to see what your up to. Indeed a sad sad story and to read her children saw it happen....

Cheryl said...

Love your 4-patch quilt!! I started the same applique quilt a few years ago using French General fabrics! You motivate me to return to it.

Karen said...

Love your quilt - so pretty. I bought some of that paper at quilt market and I haven't tried it yet - what project have you started - it looks so pretty already
Hugs - Karen

Darlene said...

I love the way you quilted your 4 patch quilt. It's adorable.

I'm smitten with your applique project, Wendy. I need to learn more about the applique paper - I'm intrigued.

Needled Mom said...

I love the D4P quilt and the quilting looks awesome on it.

QuiltNut Creations said...

love your 4patch quilt! have had one on my must-do list for a while now lol. great quilting.

Ondrea said...

Such a bright and cheery quilt there. Makes me smile. Love the applique too.

Kindred Quilts said...

It's quilted and gorgeous! So bright and cheerful! Please let us know how the new freezer paper works. I think I might like it... will look for it at the AQS show in October.

Sarah said...

You're really getting into some Australian designers! Hugs n Kisses by Helen Stubbings and I see some Bronwyn Hayes embroidery at the header of your blog. Your quilt looks great, but I'm particularly loving the fabrics you're using in your appliqué. I hope you get to see your daughter often still.