Catching up! Quilting, corgi keyfob and new challenge

The last few evenings I’ve been quilting the Nostalgia quilt. I finished last night and sprayed away my marking lines so it could dry before I bound it.

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I wasn’t sure what to do in the white area but I wanted something curvy. I played in one of the blocks and figured out this looked kind of cool. I was using one of my Thirsty Stone coasters as a template to trace. I free motion quilted over the lines. This quilt was a breeze to quilt on my Pfaff Creative 2.0! Now that I’ve figured out a good tension and didn’t have a wonky backing fabric it quilted just fine. The quilt took 4 bobbins of thread to finish. I mostly meandered it since the fabrics were too busy for any pattern to really show up. I’ll have to dig through my stash and find a binding that matches. Also need to make a label!

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I got a small fill stitch design made of both the pembroke and cardigan corgi silhouettes. I tried one of them out on a keyfob last night and it looks fantastic! My other plan is to put them on polo shirts in place of the “alligator” or other designs you might see. I also have some e-reader case designs they’d be cute on in place of a monogram. ¬†These will be eventually listed on Etsy.

New Photo Challenge on Instagram! 

Are you on Instagram? A lot of sewers/quilters are and this looks like a fun challenge for May! Tag your photos with #isewphotochallenge so everyone can see your contribution for the day. My Nostalgia quilting photo was my first one! I found this via A Girl in Paradise and really hope I can keep up with it.

Comments

  1. Julie (@themightyjulie) says:

    Ohmygosh, a little corgi on a polo shirt would be ADORABLE! I need to set that up on my embroidery machine and make one for my husband!