PHD in 2018 – Sept. Report

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Two finishes for September. Both of them are UFOs!  I must be liking easy and square pieces!

 

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Serged Top is done

Here are the questions I had before I started serging this quilt together and the answers to those questions:

  • Which serger will I use?  I used a serger at work (Pro-4DX) and my own serger at home.  I actually prefer the Pro-4DX over my own serger
  • Will I be able to finger press the seams, or should I use an iron? I did do some finger pressing, but as usual, the iron made a much nicer job of pressing the seam.
  • Will I be able to chain piece using a serger? Yes, there was no problem at all with chaining
  • Will it make the quilt “lumpy” at the seams? I don’t really see much different than when using a regular sewing machine
  • Will I be able to web or lattice the final blocks?  Absolutely! The first picture shows the first webbing, the second shows the top pieced together.

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Fall 2018 Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Amy, from “Amy’s Creative Side” is once again hosting a Quilt Festival.  It is worth going to take a look at all of the quilts entered.  Lots of eye candy!  Click HERE. And, there are prizes … you don’t have to be a blogger, you can enter via Instagram … check out the directions for entering a quilt.  Here is my first quilt entry:

Apr 2018

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Secret Quilt Reveal

So, this quilt has been gifted … and I got a picture back with my newest great-nephew, Gage, and the quilt.  He was born in late August.  From his pictures, he’s a real cutie!

I used a Dr. Seuss layer cake along with “Slate Grey” solid from Free Spirit.  It was a fun quilt to make.  Probably because I LOVE Dr. Seuss!

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Serging a Quilt top?

Yes, I’m going to attempt this.  The pattern is Wonky Logs.  It’s a free pattern by Custom Kwilts.

The pattern calls for 12 fat quarters … but I discovered that I can get away with using 6.  First, I used paper scissors to cut out the templates.  Then I laid them out on the fabric. This picture shows the background fabric – all 6 layers of it.  (I cut 3 pieces, each 17 ½” long, and then layered them.  You can see the pins holding the templates in place.  If you’re not comfortable cutting through 6 layers of fabric, then make it 3 layers or 2 layers.

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First finish in September

I thought I’d be just showing a picture of this quilt in progress, as I wasn’t sure I’d have time to get it finished by today.  It’s a little quilt made with 6 ½”  flannel squares.  A great flannel stash buster of left-over baby quilt backings.  This is a UFO … and it’s finished!  YEAH!   I just did a big serpentine stitch along the seams and diagonally … mindless and easy to do.

 

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