Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I finished a quilt for 2010!!
So the quilting has taken the back burner to the garment sewing...there I said it. It's true. However, I did manage to finish this little ditty for my first nephew, coming in August. I am super excited to have a nephew to add to the bouquet of three nieces. The quilt pattern is Cog + Wheel, by Denyse Schmidt. She is my quilting hero.
The pattern it pretty easy to put together. I cut plastic templates for all the wedge shaped peices and this made it quick to cut out. There is one tricky part, the cream colored "cogs" (or the negative space of the cog) uses both the standard and reverse of the piece. The fabric I used did not have a distinguishable front from back, so I had to be super aware of which direction I was sewing and when. This will likely only make sense to those of you who have done, or are doing, this pattern. I also did the quilting. I followed the shape of the outer edge of the colorful circle and then used a guide on my walking foot for the rest. To me, it was easier than tracing the quilting pattern and trying to follow lines. Plus I didn't have to worry about it leaving any marks behind.
Most of the fabric came from my stash. You can't really beat Denyse on color palette, so I used hers to inspire my fabric selection. I purchased the cream fabric. For the back, I used a yellow and blue plaid flannel. I picked this up on sale at a Sew/Vac place in Augusta, GA a few years ago. It was perfect! I love it when that happens. Now, I am just waiting for the little guy to arrive. Until then, I have the quilt on display at the store.