All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Spring chicken softie

My daughter and I made this spring chicken. Based on a Sew, Mama, Sew pattern using Heather Bailey’s Freshcut range of fabrics.

Free motion log cabin quilted cushions

Stipple quilting I.
Stipple quilting II.

End result!

Finished cushions
Reverse with matching buttons

Free-motion stipple quilting: take 2

I had done a bit of free motion quilting a while back and then I quilted 2 17′ cushions last weekend.

I was a bit scared at first because it looked hard but I’ve changed my mind. It’s actually quite easy… after you get the hang of it.

I read somewhere you need to do about 100 hours before you are good at it. Now, I don’t think you need 100 hours but you probably need to do about a surface of about 45′ x 45′ to start developing a reasonable technique. At least that’s how much I stipple quilted before I became confident.

These Heather Bailey cushions will match my Quilt Along quilt. I think that my technique has improved since the last weekend’s cushions.

Cushion I
Detail from cushion I
Detail from cushion I
Cushion II
Detail from cushion II
Detail from cushion II
Detail from cushion II
Cushion III
Detail from cushion III
Detail from cushion III

Stipple quilting

My first attempt at stippling. 2 cushions later my stippling technique has improved.

Cushion using scrap wonky log cabin blocks.

Check out the finished cushions.

Quilt-Along quilt

Quilt in progress.

Adapted from Oh Fransson Quilt-Along. My quilt is square with 5 x 5 blocks rather than 5 x 6.

I used Heather Bailey Freshcut range of fabrics. Check out Heather Bailey’s Freshcut Flickr group for other projects using the same fabrics and Quilt-Along Flickr group for quilts with other combination of fabrics.

Blocks closeup