Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back in the sew of things......

We'll I've been wanting to start a blog for a while but haven't found the right angle just yet. I figured that I'm always crafting and why not write about things you like to do. Primarily, I love to sew quilts and wall hangings. If I'm not actively sewing or crafting then I'm off searching the internet for some new craft out there.

It was so great this weekend to get back into sewing after a couple of weeks off. I've always been fascinated with the "stain glass" quilts. I think they are beautiful.

Here's my first try at stain glass piecing. I just completed the top today. I started it yesterday. I wished I had photographed each of the steps for you but, I promise I'll do better next time. Let me know what you think of the wall hanging quilt top.

I was also able to make the wall hanging quilt sandwhich with the backing and the batting. Next came the pinning pinning pinning in the bottom photo. It's hard to see all of the pins but they are there just waiting for a fresh blood vessel to attach to.

This is the step I like the least. However, this time it was not that bad since the wall hanging is about 24" square which is pretty manageable. I think sometime this next week I'll work on the quilting over the lead lines. Better wear my quilting gloves because it never fails that I don't prick myself when I'm using pins to hold the quilt sandwhich together. Talk to you later - Trish

1 comment:

  1. That is so pretty! I have been wanting to take a stab at the stained glass look.
    What is in the center-is that fabric or an embellishment?