You’ll be amazed to hear that I have already quilted and finished the jigsaw puzzle quilt. I’ve completed several quilts this week and I thought that you might like to see the results of my efforts. In case you’re wondering how I finished so many, it’s because I’ve had a fairly stressy week and I’ve been sewing with a manic intensity to try and retain my sanity. And yes – I can confirm that quilting is definitely therapeutic and has served me well this week.
Machine quilting jigsaw quilt
I made a basic cross hatch design by stitching in the ditch along all the seams. As I sewed along the lines, I added a feature specific to the jigsaw quilt by forming a curve within those squares that form the sticking out sections of the jigsaw pieces. I’m not sure how well they show up in the quilt, but at least I know that they are there!
I think I’ll put the video in here:
Quilts I’ve finished
I began the week finishing some quilts for Fabric Freedom. They have asked me for both full sized and sample sized quilts to show off their fabrics. These can then be given to the shops who stock their fabrics to encourage sales. Naturally with these I don’t want to cover the fabric with quilting designs, so I can keep the quilting very simple.
This one is a full size quilt from a fabric range called Retro Road Trip and I’ve quilted a meander design on the white, but just stitched in the ditch around the chevrons and triangles.
The next two were sample size quilts. On the left is the Quirky Florals quilt – a delightful floral range. Here again I have meandered on the white but just stitched in the ditch around the floral fabrics.
On the right is the Seaside quilt – a lovely bright and summery range. This one didn’t take much quilting. None of these ranges has been released yet, so you’re getting a sneak preview here.
Finishing my own quilts
Next I found the quarterfoil quilt that had been quilted with a semi circle design but never bound, so I added the quilt binding to that one. That quilt was made in January this year, so it’s a relatively quick finish by my standards!
Now there’s no stopping me and I’m off to find another quilt top that I can finish.
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