Freitag, 31. Oktober 2014

Drunk Zebra is done

Drunk Zebra

Since the beginning of this quilt, I love the pattern.

Drunk Zebra

Yes, chain piecing the paper foundation piecing was boring, really boring.

Drunk Zebra

But, with a good audio book in the ears and some cups of coffee, every piecing has an end and you completed a whole quilt front.

Drunk Zebra

It took me a lot of thinking and time to decide, how to quilt this black/white quilt. I didn't want the quilting thread to stand out too much, but you should see the texture. I thought about a mid-grey color, but then I would be recognized on black and white.

Drunk Zebra

Lucky me found a varigated thread at one booth at the "Patchworkmesse Erding" this year and all I had to do now was quilt.

I used the Freudenberg Eco-Batting. It is a little sticky on both sides and this helps a lot, when you use normal needles to make the sandwich. It does not shift that much.

Drunk Zebra

After quilting this, I was very impatient to finish it and cuddle underneath. I used a tutorial for machine binding and this really works out great. I need to improve on binding like this but for the first time doing this, it was OK.

Drunk Zebra

The back is my beloved IKEA fabric

Drunk Zebra

I finished the quilt on first of October and like to showplace it on AmysCreativeSide

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Happy quilting everyone :)

Samstag, 4. Oktober 2014

Who needs new potholders?

My best friends birthday was last weekend and I asked him, what I can gift to him.
His answer: potholders :D

Since he is a big Doctor Who fan, the choice was easy.
My always reliable source for paper foundation piecing pattern has brought me a lot of possibilities and I chose two of these: Fandom in Stitches - Doctor Who

Lucky as I was, I found Insul Bright at a booth at the patchworkmesse in Erding this year.
I also bought the background fabric there, all other fabrics had been in my stash.

To protect the hands from both sides and not to need to use the side with the pieced fabric, I used this tutorial for the sewing: Pretty little potholder tutorial 
It was easy to follow and you guess right, without the ruffle.

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen

Doctor Who potholders - Topflappen