All that this one needed was the binding, ties and pocket. This one is my favourite wheelchair quilt finish to date. It is #5!
Pattern: from Pam and Nicky Lintott's Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts
Fabric: charity fabric from my guild
Batting: a fairly flat polyester by Legacy
Quilted: on my Avanté
Threads: Floriani's Fufu's rayon thread in pale blue
Here is the other I was working on yesterday. I had the flimsy done a couple of days ago. These are the rest of the 23 giant HST flying geese orphan blocks I won at the August guild meeting. I had to add a purple, a red and a yellow half diamond to make full diamonds, and then two half diamonds, one pale green the other the floral, to fill in the design for this flimsy.
You might recall the first bunch of them I made into this wheelchair quilt:
|All I added was one 5 1/2" square to make the flimsy|
Here is the final result, a little different from where I'd started, but I like it.
And here it is in progress on Avril. I decided to do some more involved quilting as the zigzag low volume areas were begging for feathers. I've loaded it sideways since it is such a small quilt, and that way I can do the feathers in the zigzag areas without breaking thread.
Yes, for those of you more observant types, I'm floating the top. I've done that on the past several quilts with no issues. One less edge to pin, I like that!
And. Sigh....Bella has a new obsession:
This is her latest favourite place to perch and help me sew... Uh Huh. Try seeing where you're going, through that plume of a brown tail, never mind afraid I'm going to sew those strands of fur (which are rather plentiful) into the seam! When I hold it aside and sew one-handed (listen to me! I sound like a crazy cat lady) she will swish it quite strongly, trying to get it out of my hold.
|Still sewing scraps for the scrap vortex in progress|
I usually end up dumping her unceremoniously, okay, sometimes apologetically, on the floor beside me much to her exasperation. I always feel bad, well, okay, often feel bad doing that, as this is a cat who is just SO into every step of the quilting process, from pulling fabrics to finished quilt.
Another wheelchair quilt in progress. Aren't these the coolest blocks?!
These were in the guild's charity fabric, leftovers from the quilt show we think. I sewed the four of them together yesterday too. I just need to figure out a funky border to frame these and I'll have another wheelchair quilt flimsy. So they're simmering on the design wall at the moment.
Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts --OMG go there and hop around for Lorna's Dog Gone Cute blog hop. Our dogs need new daybed covers and two of these puppies just might be a part of that project.