With this technique
you have to layer the batting over the backing
and the quilt pieces are sewn
through all the layers.
This seat cover for my lazy boy chair
I made for my table on the dining room.
I personally like this technique because you're able to see the final product as you keep sewing.
Lately I've been trying bigger projects like bed quilts.
So far I've only made bed quilts for a full size and let me tell you...
I have just a regular sewing machine... and it's sooooo.... difficult
to get the whole thing trough the machine
when you're quilting the all piece...
I decided to make my first bed quilt
(which I'm very proud of)
when I bought the Easy Circle Cut Tool to cut circles.
The instructions came with a free quilt pattern called Circle Dance Quilt.
That's the quilt I made. Like I said
I was really proud of my first one.
So proud... I decided to make a second one.
Bad choice for colors,
bad decision to have all the big circles the same color...
Enfin... what can I say?
I kept this one for my bed,
and the first one is my husband's.
Late last year I felt courageous enough to try another one,
and I loved it.
The deep purple and the dots
and the tiny flowers worked out good I think.
And so I decided to go again, same blocks pattern, same print compositions, same color but lighter.The quilt top is done since last December, but I still have to quilt it...
If I'll finish it it's going to be a Christmas gift for sure... :0)
And for last but not least
(because I'm really in love with this technique)
the raggedy quilts...
so far I've done three full size and a smaller one,
like a lap quilt for the wheelchair.
I used mainly 6x6 cotton squares,
with a few flannel ones here and there, for the one I kept for my bed.
The one for my husband's,
only has 6x6 flannel squares,
and the one I made for my grandson
also only has 6x6 flannel squares
(his birthday was just last month!).
The raggedy quilt technique it's really easy, you just sew an X in two squares placed together and sandwiched with a bating square the same size; then you sew the squares together to form the rows an then the rows to form the quilt. After everything is sewn together you cut the seams (which stay on the right side) to fray the edges. And after all the cutting (that's what takes longer, for sure) you trow it into the washer and then the dryer... et voila! That's it!
And I reckon this will be it about quilting, for a while at least.