Monday, February 23, 2015

Kitty Kitty

Most of what I've been working on can't be shown yet but, trust me, I've been a busy gal.  Since I enjoy looking at old postcards, this project was right up my alley.  An enterprising person got the idea to take antique postcards and print them on fabric.  They provide a simple pattern and the result is a nice size wall hanging. 

At first I thought the fabric would be very stiff but it's a nice soft quality. Each postcard comes with a paper backing which is removed once you're ready to sew.  I like the paper backing because it keeps the postcard fabric from becoming distorted.  Some simple strip piecing you've got the piece together before you know it.  I'll quilt it in the ditch with my Bernina.

If you'd like a kit, they will be available soon at Sew Graceful Quilting.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Binding is so relaxing

Call me crazy but I enjoy binding a quilt.  I can't imagine setting a quilt aside for weeks or months waiting for binding.  Today I'm sewing the binding on "When the Cold Wind Blows" which was designed by Blackbird Designs.  My friend, Joan, and I were at her lake home this summer when we were inspired to make this quilt.  After a trip to Sew Graceful Quilting to choose fabrics, Joan took everything home and began designing and sewing.  A few months later she handed the finished blocks off to me and I sewed them together.  Darlene at Sew Graceful Quilting quilted it. 

I will post a photo of the entire quilt later this week after I have a chance to hang it.  If you'd like to make the quilt too, you can get more info by going to the Sew Graceful website.