I finished a new quilt!
Yesterday I needed a quiltmaking day. I needed to turn on some music, sit at my sewing machine, and work on a quilt for a few hours.
Luckily, I had an unfinished quilt on my worktable that I started back in December, and never had time to complete.
I sewed it together using quilt-as-you-go techniques, which, looking back, are not really suited for diamonds.
Trying not to let the corners of my diamonds get sewn in the seams was like trying to hold water in a leaky bucket!
But I still love the quilt and am thinking about making another one.
What do you think? Is my ‘Huddle Quilt’ one that you’d like to have a pattern for? (It would be a regular quilt pattern, not quilt-as-you-go).
Let me know in the comments. ❤️
And now I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week… Does anyone have a Designer Zipper Bag to show me? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Did you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets (called cage comforters) in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security? It's a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric and batting and make something to help our furry friends at the shelters. It's kinda funny how I learned about this project...
You had 3 fun ideas to choose from… a clever drop in tote bag organizer, a modern fanny pack/sling bag/hip pouch (or whatever they call them these days!), or a comfy bed for your favorite pet.
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I decided to sew myself a new little card wallet using all the same steps that I share in my free Designer Zipper Bags Video Course.
I also decided to use my serger machine for quilting and embellishing the sides of the pouch and for finishing the seams. A serger isn’t necessary for this project, but I had fun using it.
The Huddle Quilt is a fast and easy pattern that’s perfect for large prints because it makes them the focal point. Plus there is plenty of negative space to let the eye enjoy your favorite fabrics even more.