WOW, it has been a month since my last post!!!
I can’t believe how fast time flies. I don’t have to tell you that everyday life can prevent us from sharing our quilt projects online. I really want it to be different, but I have had to accept that writing blogposts is not something I can indulge in three times a week anymore.
(Luckily I have been able to show pictures I have been working on through Instagram. You can find me there as ipatchandquilt)
I have been able to quilt though, just not blog about it all. I will do my best to catch up with posts!
Playing with 2,5″ squares!
This improv project had me playing with all my scraps!
…doing some arranging and rearranging…
I was going for a upward diagonal movement in the arrangement of the squares. Dynamic, uplifting and cheerful, right?!
I selected a more organic FMQ pattern to balance out the squares.
The glitter was added with silver metallic thread. I used a regular grey thread for the bobbin and the metallic on the top.
As you can see from the picture below, there are several knots and restarts. The metallic thread tended to shred/break often. I have found out that putting the top tension at 0 it was less likely to break.
The quilting pattern is more visible on the back (unbleached cotton). I used a FMQ pattern that I have used before:
step 1. swirl
step 2. flower petals wiggle around it
step 3. echo twice
step 4. feather around
step 5. echo and start again.
In the white parts I went with a more chaotic route. I used all kind of different shapes like leaves and swirl-hooks.
The back was a lovely dark blue with hearts which I did not quilt. No batting for the back also. Keeping it simple there!
A 60 x 40 cm pillow form by ikea fitted this pillow perfectly.
Somehow I have lost my pictures of the pillow in its 3D shape but I have a little video so you can see the shine of the metallic thread.
I really enjoyed this project!
It was happily received by a friend!
P.S. Linking up with:
– Let’s bee Social #77 at Sew Fresh Quilts