A finish, an Olympic Gold medal in the Quilt Corner!
An Angels Story quilt is finally done, and I love the finished quilt.
If you are on the outlook for the book An Angels Story by Anni Downs here in Norway, I know the shop Quiltefryd in Tønsberg has it in stock.
Just give them a call – I know they ship very fast.
In case you did not know, Anni Downs is coming to Norway 8. May, giving a one day class and a lecture in Oslo.
If you want more specifics, give Kathrines Quilte Stue a call.
Sometimes the very best laid plans in Quilt Corner are interfered by speed bumps in life,
and it has been like that around here for the last week and a half.
I am hoping for better times ahead – keep your fingers crossed for that, please :-)
I did this quilt Quilt-As-You-Go style, which made it manageable to do it on my own sewing machine.
First I quilted all 4 sections.
Next I joined 2 and 2 sections.
This specific quilt has a little “quirk” in the final joining process that does not lend it to quilt as you go just like that, but I though I could do it anyway – yes, I am stubborn ;-)
Check the diagram below, which gives the “hole” above.
I will share my work-around with you, so you can do it too :-)
First, with a fine scissors, cut back the excess batting in the “hole”. I cut back as much as I could. Next – the 5 by 2 square piece had the seam allowance folded in and I appliqued it in place.
Once the applique is done it will not show!
I use Superior Bottom Line very fine thread.
Here is the hole from the back side of the quilt after the front applique is done.
Next I cut a piece of cotton batting a little bigger than the front applique and I fold backing fabric around the edges, pinned it in place and appliqued it in place.
I do use thin cotton batting – so a little overlap does not make any difference.
There are always some threads to trim, even when you think you are all done.
I guess you have had some strange requests over the years too,
if you are in to sewing or crafts.
No, I do not do curtains or men’s jackets or things like that
I could not turn this one down though – a friend needed a dozen of covers for under-arm-crutches, from white fake leather, with Velcro closings.
He was happy with the result!
After having worked with the big quilt, a little lace crochet was nice to do as a small Olympic Gold medal, and now I am all prepared for a birthday gift for someone special in a few months.