There has been a huge break in transmission on this series but if you’ve been following my latest posts, I have practically been talking, more like lamenting about this next process in all of them. Anyhow, congratulations on successfully piecing you Quilt top! Now we move on to the next stage and that’s preparing your sandwich (no you won’t be needing bread hahaha) it’s time to baste that baby ?. Basting is the process of “ http://restlessfeet.co/2015/07/walking-bengal-tigers-and-bathing-with-elephants-in-thailand/ sandwiching” your three layers of top, batting and backing together in preparation for actual quilting. Depending on the size of your project, this could be fun
if ever or this could be a major task headache but you can’t skip this process trust me I would if I could …unfortunately I do not have a long arm quilter anywhere near that I would have passed this onto (You only need to send the pieced top and backing fabric right or how does that work?). Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Basting your Quilt”
This was supposed to be part of my #workinprogresswednesday post and for some reason I keep feeling like it’s Wednesday today…so let’s just go along with it shall we?
I recently http://heyrosa.com/tag/heyrosa/page/2/ moved on to a new project after unashamedly abandoning my previous project due to the fear of basting at least for now 🙁 . In the previous post about my new project which I have decided to name where to buy priligy in dubai “Nautical” …thanks Tierney 🙂 I shared my fabric choices, my chosen pattern and progress as at the time of the post. Today I’m just going to post a quick update of what I’ve done so far. Continue reading ““Playing Along”: A work in Progress”
Yes I have…moved on to a new project *insert any cheeky smiley here*. Remember that post about procrastination? turns out I’m back right where I started …creatively procrastinating! Meanwhile, I am giving myself a major pat on the back for successfully quilting this giant quilt with spirals that seems to literally take forever and thus completing the Quilt top! Now it’s time for that horrific part of the quilting process…Basting! If you have been following my Quilting process series then you know the next post should be about basting and quilting but for the life of me I can’t come up with a strategy for that post. I’m worried it will be such a lamentation that might scare a fellow beginner quilter to death and we definitely don’t want that *gasps*! Continue reading “I’ve moved on!”
I am really glad you are here, thanks for stopping by like I always end my blog posts! On one of those random days I actually decided to scroll through my WordPress reader, something interesting caught my eye. Someone had posted about a New Quilt Bloggers group and I wanted to find out more. I definitely found out more and while I didn’t think I was even qualified to participate based on the stated requirements, I filled the form anyways and I have to say that’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve made all year! Fast forward couple of months later and here we are, it’s finally my turn on the Blog hop but first, a big thank you to the hosts of this 2016 New Quilt Bloggers advisory group Stephanie @Late Night Quilter (I belong to Stephanie’s hive and we are the Hive Sewciety) Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, and Cheryl @Meadowmist Designs. Please stop over at their blogs to find out more about other new Quilt bloggers and for your chance to enter amazing giveaways by the sponsors. Continue reading “Thanks for stopping by…I’ve been expecting you!”
Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid- el- Fitr to all the Muslims around the world…Have a good one!
The Nigerian Federal Government announced Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th of July as public holidays for the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr which marks the end of the Muslim fast… *I did my happy dance*. I’ve been so behind on my current projects thanks to work and the fact that I’ve been away from home for the past 2 weeks with absolutely no sewing. Consequently, I was overjoyed at the thought of 2 days uninterrupted quilting “all things being equal” and believe me a lot can go wrong to change that for instance, there might be no electricity…Yes you read that right! I still live in that part of the world where uninterrupted electricity is a dream waiting to be fulfilled! Continue reading “Sighting of the moon and a work in Progress”
It’s my first wedding anniversary today and I can’t even believe it’s been a year already…feels like only few months ago that I was stressing about wedding plans and all that. Anyway, it’s been a journey but I’m glad for this new phase of my life. You know there has to be a Quilt involved somewhere in this story right…Yes of course there is but before I show you, here is a brief background!
My husband likes, more like loves the “YING YANG” symbol and the whole concept dunno why. For as long as I’ve known him he’s had this bracelet with the Ying Yang symbol all over it but he recently lost it. He has been asking me to make him something with Ying Yang and particularly mentioned an appliqued T-shirt but I wasn’t feeling that. However, anniversary was coming up so perfect excuse to make my him something, naturally, I decided on a Ying Yang inspired mini. Continue reading “The Ying Yang”
Guess who’s making progress on those bed size Quilts I’ve been putting off forever…yayyy you guessed right meee!!!
OK I can be all excited about this now but I promise you this progress wasn’t without its fair share of sweat, pain and perseverance. Why did I ever believe those videos and blog tutorials that convinced me that “Quilt as you go” is the easiest and fun method to Quilt a large Quilt on a domestic sewing machine? I mean I had to believe this because the thought of logging a 72 x 96” quilt through the throat of my machine was too daunting to even consider. Truth be told I enjoyed the liberty of being able to quilt each block at my convenience but joining the blocks was such a struggle. Continue reading “Some Progress at Last”
Welcome back! where were we? Oh yes, you have successfully cut all your fabrics into the required pieces for your chosen pattern…Excellent! Now it’s time to join them all back together or how else are you going to bring that design to life? At this stage you are going to need a few things such as:
- Sewing machine obviously (unless you are doing hand piecing, and if you are wow, you are a strong one…i’m far too lazy for that unless the occasional English Paper Piecing, applique or binding of course),
- Needles (I use the 90/14 needle for my piecing, I don’t know why but it works for me). I personally use Schmetz needles, I got the Universal needle pack (Containing 70/10, 80/12 and 90/14 sizes) off Amazon and then I got a good deal on Massdrop for the box of 100 in the 90/14. Find out more about choosing a needle here or here .
Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Piecing your Quilt Top”
Welcome back! Let’s pick up right where we left off here
I was telling you about the Color Wheel I installed on my tablet and how I sometimes use that to guide my decision on color scheme for my Quilts . It is also very easy to see colors to put together based on my scheme of choice. At the time of writing that post, I really tried to give enough information without making it too long hence the decision to continue the discussion in another post. My intention was to expatiate on the use of the Color Wheel and give discussing the concept of Color theory a go…sounds like an easy plan right? Well I eventually found out it wasn’t at all 🙁 As much as I tried last week I just couldn’t decide on a direction for this post and it took me over a week to figure out why! Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Color Theory”
Welcome back 😉 Yippee we are making good progress on the series – if you are just joining you can go check out what we’ve talked about so far here.
OK let’s get right to it…Colors! This is about the most daunting part of the quilting process for me even till now. I love dark colors, I’m all for black, grey and when I deviate from that I gravitate towards purple, blue (not the light shades) and on the bright end of the spectrum is white (but technically black and white aren’t colors they are neutrals…hmm?). I rarely experiment with colors in my personal styling, my wardrobe is almost devoid of bright colors…I wonder why. Well I’m not here to talk about that, I’m here to talk about working/experimenting with colors in my Quilting 🙂 . Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Choosing Colors for your Quilts”