Sunday, April 3, 2011

Design Wall Monday, April 4


Another finish, inspired by Oh Fransson’s pattern “New Wave.”  I finally bit the bullet & bought a walking foot (gosh, took me long enough!).  I think there’s a learning curve to this thing, my lines aren’t the straightest, but it’s definitely an improvement & sped up the process considerably.  Maybe there’s hope for the big pile of tops I have waiting to quilt!


I’m calling this the “Edgy Baby Quilt” because I used some interesting novelty prints, several of which aren’t babyish at all.  Had some minor issues binding the points, I did make bias binding but I couldn’t quite miter all the turns neatly.  It measures (approx) 34x43.”


Some of my favorite fabrics.


And I finally used one of my silk screened & embellished labels.  Next time I’ll try printing directly on the backing fabric so I don’t have to hand sew the thing on.  Fun pattern, I’ll definitely make this again!


Almost finished with the quilting on this one too!  Love the turquoise with orange.  I need to go exchange my walking foot this morning, something’s not right with it, I’m having to drag the quilt through to keep a consistent stitch length.

I’m linking up to Judy’s Design Wall Monday, happy sewing everyone!


Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Edgy Baby Quilt!! VERY CUTE!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathie said...

I LOVE this. I just finished a tumbler quilt but would have never thought to put sashing on them.

Bonnie said...

I like your edgy baby quilt. Re the walking foot. If you don't have it on correctly you will have to drag it through. Pull out the directions and check to see if you've got the prong thing correctly around the take up lever. It might save you a trip to the store.

Chris said...

Your wave quilt turned out so sweet. I really need to try that pattern!!

Becky said...

I have that problem when I do one of several things: 1-Put down the feed dogs to put it on and forget to put them back up; 2-Miss on the prongy thingy; 3- Forget to put the presser foot down. Also, in a class with Harriet Hargrave, she had us cut out a bit of the rubber stuff - but please don't try that without good directions!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your walking foot should make quilting easier, and not be a hindrance. Are you sure it's the right model for your machine? I am amazed at the binding you made on the unusual edges of your baby quilt...that is challenging!

felicity said...

I love that your New Wave quilt is scrappy - what a great GREAT idea!!

Brenda said...

I think you have inspired me to get mine out and finish the top.

Quiltstory said...

Love the quilt. I have a rough time with the walking foot too! Thanks for linking up to Quilt Story!