Monday, 23 April 2012

Sewing and designing and gifts……

I have several shapes already cut and glued waiting for me to sew them on to make a Joseph’s Coat quilt. I got enough done using up all my scraps and then just wasn't too sure how I was going to sew them together.

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Did I want to just use them for a border on a quilt? Did I want them arranged in a certain way? Well I loved this disappearing 4 to a 9 patch block (thanks Andie) and thought….well sewing several of these together I could then sew the shapes on to these and then have a lap quilt or in my case a quilt big enough to go over my cafe size kitchen table.

So into my EQ7 program on my computer I went and worked out how many blocks and their sizes and put in the fabric I was going to use and this is what I came up with.

Jacobs Coat with a twist

I have sewn all the blocks and loved doing them….such fun!!! Now I am stitching the shapes onto these blocks. I am doing needle turn method..because I love it but I am sure blanket stitch could be used as well.

DPP_0001 (Medium)

DPP_0002 (Medium)

I sit at night times and while I listen to and sometimes watch television I stitch these down. Its a bit dangerous with all them pinned on but I needed to distribute all the shapes evenly over so that no two lots of fabrics were in the same section.

DPP_0003 (Medium)

I found a new thrift shop the other day and got a bag of old vintage buttons….sorry didn't take a piccie of them and they are now in the storage jar. Also got this lovely doily for me to cut up and sew the sections onto my framed hexagons that I am doing. Although it is in good condition and so I might not cut it up yet. Should have got the one with the hole in it! lol.

I have made a couple of table runners and given them for presents. This one here went to an Aunt-in-Law in Czech…..she loved it!

For Auntie Alenor in Czech (1) (Small)

For Auntie Alenor in Czech (2) (Small)

I used my Go! Baby to cut out the flower shapes…..makes it so much easier than tracing and cutting out yourself!

This one went to my DIL over in WA for her birthday at the beginning of the month….she loved her table topper too.

I designed it in EQ7 and so my DIL has an original design. Plus she loves purple.

DPP_0005 (Medium)

I loved designing it and loved sewing the Dresden plates and I even did fancy quilting on it.

Hope your sewing is going full steam ahead…

I have added a pattern in the Patterns To Purchase section up the top under my banner ….they are pdf patterns and if you want hard copies they will be available in my store soon. Plus if you are looking for those pegs like I used for my lace and trims I was able to get some and I will have a few packets available in my store soon. (just have to list them yet) Under the Notions section.

Hugs to all…..

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9 lovely people said....:

Susan said...

What a gorgeous doiley - you should have boght them BOTH!! Of course DIL loves purple - surely you would have checked that out early in the piece!! great idea with your petal shapes too - though I think I would have preferred to sew them on when they were separate blocks!

Gari said...

How very productive you have been. Love what you are doing with your Joseph's coat shapes and the plan in EQ looks beautiful.

clare's craftroom said...

So very busy Vicki and all so very beautiful !

Marilyn said...

Your doiley find is beautiful, and will be wonderful however you choose to use it. Beautiful runners. I can understand your DIL loving hers - it is gorgeous.
Hugs xx

Tarnyia said...

Loving the Joseph's coat such a great idea for using up some scraps xxx

Fiona said...

Gosh you've been busy :) Love your new lap quilt and the doiley is gorgeous. Hugs - Fee X

Ondrea said...

Wow! You have been very productive making all those beautiful things. Your DIL will love that table runner. Just ask a purple person hehehehe. The new quilt is looking good so far. Can't wait to see it finished and quilted.

Margarita said...

Lovely work as usual Vicki.

Shirley said...

Love the way you are making the Joseph's coat quilt, how wonderful with the background blocks like that!