Sunday, October 9, 2011
Boat quilt - VOILA!
Wedding Quilt, but with the traditional patterns and only blue, white and a sprinkle of red it didn't feel right. So I cut up the 10 inch squares to 5 inch squares instead. And I choose to put the squares in a diagonal pattern. To make it more quiet. I also added a border all around the small squares to frame it.
The good thing with a fusible batting is that it is very easy to sandwich your quilt and you don't need to glue spray. You just put your layers together, iron on top and - VOILA, ready to go. But... if you don't quilt your quilt right there and then the glue will let go and your quilt sandwich will start to fall apart... I used safety pins as well just to make sure the sandwich stayed together.
I rarely have the chance to quilt for hours on end. With 3 kids, part time job and a big house to care for I kind of steal my moments for my hobby. It is 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Maybe an hour in the evening, if I am not to exhausted... And there is actually another down side with the fusible batting. It is very crinkly when you take it out of the packaging and if you choose to iron it you have to do that with a piece of fabric on top to avoid your iron to get messed up with the glue... I am not sure if I will use this type of batting again if I'm gonna be really honest...
Here are the facts all lined up:
- The quilt measures 66 x 50 inches (170 x 130 cm).
- I used 13 different fabrics; 1/4 yards x 12 different fabrics for the squares, 3 yards for the backing, 1 yard for the border, 1/4 yard for the binding. Roughly. I do have some left overs I have to admit.
- I bought my fabric from Fabric.com, Cotton-Color.com and a couple of the fabrics are markets finds.
Here you can find my tutorial on how I make these labels.