Sunday, February 24, 2013

I'm working on a "circle" quilt for my grandbaby due to arrive in late June.
I saw the pattern in Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine and have adapted it to suit myself.
First I cut out plastic templates using various dishes and plates as patterns. 

Then I traced around the circles on fusible interfacing and decided what fabric to use for various circles. Place the interfacing with the fusible part against the right side of the fabric.
I'm using flannel.
No iron yet!

Next I cut out the fabric, leaving some extra, and sewed around my lines.
After sewing, I trimmed to about an 1/8" seam, slit the center of interfacing, and turned the circles right side out. I used a wooden "iron" to get my seams looking right. No hot iron yet!

Next came the fun of placing the circles on the background. I had to add a few more. The background is one piece of fabric. After pinning on all the circles, I ironed them on.
I still kept a few pins in each so they wouldn't fall off.

Here I am sewing on the circles with a blanket stitch. The green print on the left is sewn on.

They are all sewn on here. I'm working on the quilt back now.
Soon I hope to post pictures of the rest of my process.

Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm finally on!

I can't believe I have set up my own blog! Now I just have to figure out how to everything. I love to sew and quilt and am eager to share it with others.  The photo is a block I appliqued for my church's quilt block at our annual conference. Piecing and applique are both processes I enjoy, as long as I can do most of it by machine.
Stay tuned. I'll try to post fairly regularly.