Friday, April 26, 2013

Folksy Blocksy Handsy Quiltsy

Folksy Flannels Colour Block Baby Quilt


I finished stitching up this little lovely today, whilst sitting out on the deck! First day of outside stitching this year! Yahoo! As I said in the previous post, I decided to try a little hand quilting. I'm always so inspired with what Anna Maria Horner does with those pretty perle cottons and a needle, so as this quilt is with her lovely, old world inspired, rich and Bohemian fabrics, this lended itself well to that kind of stitching in my opinion!

Folksy Flannels Colour Block Baby Quilt

I used some no. 8 perle cotton from DMC in colour 725, a golden yellow, and just went at it! It was so much fun! I am not a thimble wearer, so my middle finger is not agreeing with me at this point, but I think she just needs to toughen up!

Hand Quilting

But backing up (no pun intended)... I had been longing to try backing a quilt in voile! What a pain to stabilize that back and make it stay put so I could baste, it's sooo slippery! I ended up borrowing some heavy duty clamps from my husbands workshop and clamped that slip of a thing to my dining room table. In hindsight, maybe I just should have flipped the quilt and taped down the top, and added the batting and voile on top of that? Oh well, I'll try that next time.

Folksy Flannels Colour Block Baby Quilt

I even had some voile to use for the binding. That was lovely to sew on and those mitre points were so neat and sharp with that delicate material! And such a soft, flexible and trim binding too!

Folksy Flannels Colour Block Baby Quilt

  Anyways, I am very happy with mah little quilt, and wanted to share it with you! Thanks for looking!

Folksy Flannels Colour Block Baby Quilt
 
PS.  I wanted to add that I was inspired to make this quilt by Rachel at Stitched in Color and her Color Brick Quilt Tutorial here!

10 comments:

  1. What a pretty quilt! I am anxious to try hand quilting with perle cotton, too. Your stitches look great!

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  2. I love this quilt!!! Every detail is beautiful too!

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  3. It's so pretty! The bricks show off the fabrics beautifully. Great job on the hand stitching too. I don't wear thimbles either. The quilt in your previous post looks lovely too

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  4. So very pretty. I love how the yellow really shows on the white. I love the look of hand quilting, just not the work haha.

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  5. This is just gorgeous and the pictures make you want to pet the quilt. I'm terrible at hand sewing so I have not attempted hand quilt yet. Look fabulous!
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  6. Beautiful quilt - your handstitching is lovely too!

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  7. These are gorgeous - love the colours

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