Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilt UFO's weekend.

This past weekend was used to finish some UFO's. I have started my version of Orca Bay when Bonnie Hunter did this as a mystery quilt (2011). 
I don't cut my fabric in strips to store it; and soon realized that it was more work than fun for me. So I stopped making the quilt, collected the clues; and put it all away with the fabrics I had selected. 
It turns out, I really liked the quilt. So, I cut the fabrics into triangles, and squares, did not do any more string piecing and put the top together for a twin size quilt. The red triangles and light blue squares are not string pieced  like the original clues.
This quilt is smaller then Bonnie's. I adjusted the border to this new size and now I plan to quilt it on my Bernina. I will give it as a gift to a family member.
"Orca Bay"

Orca Bay on my design wall

I also finished up this pumpkin quilt. 
The original design from Quilt Matters is called "Cheeky Pumpkin." It was offered as a free pattern on her blog quiltmatters.blogspot.com on October 21 2012. The original is the size of a sheet of paper 8.5" X 11" (A9 paper size for the ones overseas.) 
To make mine bigger, I did enlarge the pattern 200%. My quilt measures 21.5" by 18.5" which is 54.5 cm by 47 cm.
It is made of batiks and the pieces were fused using "Heat and Bond Lite." I did a small zigzag stitch (1 X 1) on my machine to applique this wall hanging. I also did machine quilting. The quilted leaf is an original. I also put a small leaf on the lower left using the purple thread, so it stays in the background.
Great Pumpkin

It was a fun weekend for sure!

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! Your cheeky pumpkin looks wonderful, Cissa! It's so cool to see it in batiks. Way to go!

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