Around Here Lately

STITCHED 2015 started! It is so fun to see all the classes and decide which videos to watch first. As I watch the STITCHED 2015 videos, I’ve been applying fusible webbing to cotton batting, cutting batik fabrics for mini art quilts and I started quilting some of the mini backgrounds (yes, I watch videos, tv and movies while quilting – they make great background noise when music doesn’t feel right).

After fusing the front fabric to the batting, I bound these mini quilts pillow case style before I started the quilting. It results in less puckering gives me such smooth surface for quilting. I used this on the mini one word art quilts I’ve been sharing.
Last week I began piecing together a quilt top. I had a few extra blocks left over, so I created a pillow cover. With lots of straight line quilting. I need to get a 14” pillow form insert and it’ll be all done. I attempted to add piping with french seams, but, it didn’t look right. So I scrapped the piping, but I did successfully do french seams! Gotta celebrate the little wins!

Thank you all for the magpie girl sentiment suggestions. i’m still debating which one to use – dancing was super popular. Congratulations to Debbie who will receive several patterns and other fun goodies.