Thursday, November 21, 2013

Patriotic Flag quilt

Here is a patriotic log cabin quilt.  I custom quilted this one.  It has a neat bargello flag in the center area.  I put a star/wave pattern in the diagonal white area. 

Christmas wallhanging

Recently I made the cover quilt from this book "Home for the Holidays".  I tried to pick fabrics very similar to the pattern, as I really liked their color combinations.  
I used a fusible web on the appliqué, and a tiny zig-zag stitch with clear monofilament thread on the raw edges of the appliqué pieces.  

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Quick gift- dump truck pillow

Sharing with you a picture of a pillow I made for a new baby.  Some scraps of denim + some scraps of homespuns + a little fusible interfacing = a cute pillow.  I started with a square of denim, and added some outer pieces like a big, chunky log cabin block.  Just made a quick sketch of a dump truck, and some lettering for the name.  Ironed them on & did a satin stitch around the outside, so it's washable.  I have a case of 16" pillow forms that I got a long time ago, so I used one of those.  The denim part has a zipper in the back, so the cover can be taken off & washed.  I think it turned out cute for a boy.