Sunday, August 2, 2009

happy sewing

Here's my first quilting project on my new Pfaff - quilted couch pillows. My color inspiration came for the mat we have by the front door {sorry, no picture}. But, I wasn't very good at picking the right colors. {lack of picture when I was at the fabric store} I liked what I picked when I choose them, but the more they sat the more I wasn't sure about them. That was until I started sewing them together.

I mapped at an off-center, irregular log cabin pattern on some graph paper and picked my color pattern. Then away I went with my rotary cutter - those things do wonders. I sewed my tops and made my quilt sandwich with lots of basting pins. Really, I think I did over kill on the basting pins wish I had a picture for proof.

For the quilting I was inspired by these diamonds. But after I got the first set of diagonal lines done I actually really liked it just like that. {And I wanted to finish that night and it was already getting late.} So, this was the way they stayed. The colors actually turned out really well together and I think they look good with the couch.

Now I can't wait to put some new blocks together for a lap quilt with some fun Heather Ross fabric I got on esty. Gosh darn those out of print fabrics!

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