A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Friday, 20 July 2012

Slow progress

Here are the quilts I wrote about in June.
I've not been working very hard, but with 3 quilts on the go this is what I've done so far:
On the front I appliqued a (big) gnome who's sticking his thumb up.
On the back are a number of smaller gnomes, perfectly regimented.

Here you can see the quilting in detail, it's an embroidery stitch on my machine: little leaves.
Poor gnomes ...

And this is a baby quilt, the one made from old shirts and an old skirt. 
The mother requested a blanket to play on. So it'll have to be nice and soft.
Top, batting and as a backing I thought I'd use a fleece blanket from IKEA, but that's a hard nut to crack while quilting it. I suppose I'll have to spray (glue) it first and then baste it by hand before I attempt to quilt it again.

Do you have another suggestion?

On another note: today I heard there will be a March for Better Weather tomorrow in Amsterdam!
I wonder how many people will join in.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I love the way you used an embroidery stitch for quilting. How clever of you!

  2. The gnomes are hiding behind the leafy branches of a willow....they are fine! Adorable quilt!

  3. Aww, poor wee gnomes lol My sewing machine instructor was trying to persuade me to use more fancy stitches for quilting, it works really well :o)

    Love the baby quilt

  4. Cute gnomes :) and perfect for the cold, almost wintry summer we have in Sweden right now.

    I have always spray basted my fleece backed quilt and it always worked perfectly. Never quilted them by hand though. Why do you want to do that? I like the quilt and especially the fact that it's made from an old shirt.

  5. I've spray basted small flannel pieces too, it worked quite well when machine quilting. Hopefully you won't have any problems. Love the gnomes!