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Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

June UFO Done & Dusted (and May's too!)

Following on from my post about my June UFO here I have managed to get myself organised and finish it! In my last post I had got as far as stitching the wadding to the organza.

The next stage was to pin and sandwich it to the backing fabric:

Then I quilted it
 I used a small spiral in the centre and a larger spiral in the outer section.  You can see it better on the back. (I made a cushion and as the colour of the backing didn't matter I used up some ugly fabric!)

Then I rinsed out the water soluble thread and trimmed it up

Then I made it into a cushion.

I did have some little spots where I nicked the organza and didn't quite catch it in the stitching but for a first go it turned out okay!

I also discovered how hard it is to take a photo of organza, it always shines even though it doesn't look shiny on the cushion in real life!

With that project out of the way I managed to crack on and finish quilting the rest of my May project, my second Star Surround baby quilt. Then I had to wait for a brief moment of sunshine in a very wet and grey week to snap a photo!

Pretty happy with this one. I resisted the urge to keep quilting as I wanted it to stay a bit softer as its will be for a baby.


Back on track with the UFO quiltalong Twelve in 2014 at Marti's 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks.

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6 comments:

  1. You did well to find some sunshine last week! Love the big star quilt, the colour combination works so well and I think you nailed the quilting, a great finish!

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  2. WOW! Your cushion is fabulous. You did a brilliant job. I cant believe that was your first attempt- you look like an old hand at that technique.

    And double WOW on the Star Surround quilt-I love the quilting on that! So cute! I can just imagine this getting softer and fluffier and more crinkly with use.

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  3. well done Sue.. two finishes.. i am in awe yet again. I love your dive in and do attitude to your projects..

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  4. Aren't you the brave one to try trapunto...with such wonderful results on your first project. Will you be braving this technique again? =^.^= Like Aunt Marti, I'm thoroughly enjoying your Star Surround quilt. Love your choice of fabrics. Sandi

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  5. Just love your trapunto project...aren't you the brave one! Will there be more to come using this technique? =^.^= Just like Aunt Marti, love your Star Surround quilt. Love your choice of fabrics. Sandi

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  6. I love the cushion, it's so different and beautiful! Love your Star Surround too, really fun colourful fabrics!

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