Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Duck

After making the big poppy quilt I loved the precise piecing process of Ann Shaw quilt patterns. I picked this duck to make next and it's cheers me up when I see it on the wall. I love the colors too.

I used all batiks to give it a natural look. Here are all of the individual pieces cut before being sewed. They are all pinned on a foam board so that they stay grouped correctly. This is a great way to adjust any fabric color choices before sewing also.
 Precision pinning is required to assure each piece lines up to matching marks.
 Here is the back after all sewing is done and before the freezer paper is removed.
 Yeah everything is finally pieced and ready for machine quilting.
Here is a details of the machine quilting.

After two big pictorial quilts in a row - now I'm ready to makes something simple or smaller!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pink Poppy

At last I finished this large poppy art quilt. It makes a very nice wall art piece.
It's all pieced and then lots of machine quilting. This is from a class I took from Ann Shaw through the Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild. At first I thought wow this is going to be a lot of work drafting each piece from the template and cutting precisely and sewing precisely but it went very smooth. She has great step by step instructions to help make it a little easier. It does require patience and precision sewing.
Here are some details of the machine quilting with some thread blending.

This quilt is 40" x 33". Now I'm making a duck with this same pieced method.