Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An almost finish

Still plugging away although it doesn't seem like based on the lack of activity on this blog. I've recently finished quilting another baby quilt - this one for a good friend who is due on March 15. The binding isn't on yet (nor made but that's just a minor detail) so this is just a sneak preview for you. Wait until you see the cut elephant backing!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Flower Pots

I can't believe I didn't post these pictures sooner. This is the second finish on my list of commission quilts. I was inspired by the bedding of the recipient which came from Pottery Barn and featured long stemmed flowers. (Hence the name of a quilt that doesn't actually have pots in it.)

I'm not particularly fond of applique but the technique used for this is called "slaplique". You sew a straight stitch a half inch on the inside of your cut piece of fabric. It will fray once it's washed which hides any imperfections.