Happy 2016 my friends! I hope you found time to do a little sewing during the holidays. I did but nowhere near as much as I needed. I continue to work on my quilt for our quilt along. Now that the holidays are over I can work more diligently and get the top put together before I launch the patterns. While I do like surprises this is going to be a full size quilt so I think it is better that you see it beforehand; this means I've got lots of sewing to do before I can start the quilt along! The holidays are over so for me it is lazy girl no more!
If you've been following my blog you may recognize this quilt. I called it Lazy Girl because I used fast and easy methods to make it, including machine applique!
I made arcs with free-form cutting and sewing methods which you can read about here.
The arcs were machine appliqued them to the background and then four of these squares were sewn together. It was easier to cut four smaller squares than to cut one large square! I made twelve of these large squares. Then it was just a matter of sewing the twelve together to make the quit top!
The quilt was heavily quilted because there was lots of open space. I quilted feathers from top to bottom (the curled feather is either at the top of bottom of the quilt) and then I filled in the background with a mishmash of quilting designs.
Here you can see how I filled in the edges of the quilt.
I gifted this quilt to someone special. Her cat Rory has claimed the quilt as his own and honestly I think that he looks pretty good on the quilt! But then ginger cats generally look quite attractive on any quilt! I just adore his chubby little fingers!
If you would like me to put together a series of links to my blog posts so that you can make your own Lazy Girl quilt let me know and I'll add it to my "to-do" list!
Until I post again, happy 2016 and happy sewing!