I'm still in the neutrals mood.
I managed to start another quilt, using the fabrics left from the other quilt I made.
This time I'm playing adding a few drops of red and blue into the layout made out from strips and rectangles.
And as we are in the middle of the summer, I wish you to
I like to add applique words to bags, pouches, T-shirts, pillow covers. Last year I created a set of capital letters that helped me to sew a lot of beautiful gifts for my friends.
Today I share with you a brand new set of capital letters, I named it Bulky (I think it's obvious why).
Creating it, my main aim was to make the design so that when stitching one letter in place to go all the way around without cutting the thread when moving from the exterior to the interior edge.
The first test was this simple beach bag I made for this occasion.
I chose this applique word because Summer is my favorite season when I keep thinking about the seaside and waves, and blue sky, and shells... That's why I limited the color palette to this beautiful blue. I used the 2" reversed templates of the letters and the star symbol.
The star symbol and - & - are the bonuses I added to this Alphabet template. They will help you to create a lot of layout variants of your words, names, phrases.
So If you plan some projects needing applique letters, maybe the Bulky Alphabet Capital Letters Template will help you. It waits for you here.
I finished the Racetrack Quilt.
I used for quilting straight lines following the patchwork design units but regarding their density, I composed an irregular grid of vertical and horizontal lines to avoid the quilt getting a stiff, static look.
Here is only a sneak peek at the quilt.
I just finished a quilt for which I used only neutral prints and solids. A little bit warm neutral, a little bit cold neutral, a little bit white and a little bit black, trying to give balance to the whole composition.
I made a few quilt designs and I chose the one that suggests a racetrack.
Working on the test quilt I liked that it was easy to make. Piecing only squares and rectangles. It needs only attention not to mess up the order in which they are sewn.
The variations that I have searched for the fabric choice confirmed that the quilt layout looks good in other combination of colors and prints too.
And I have one more mention: the Racetrack quilt is Jelly Roll friendly.
It's that kind of design that can be used both for large quilts and small quilts, by simply assembling more or fewer bloks or units. Also, it might be the perfect choice for a boy or man quilt.
I confess that knowing what hard it is to find a design when you have to sew a quilt for a man or boy, I have in mind to stay a while in this niche making more designs for quilts for the boys/men rooms.
The quilt top is ready. Now, to the big step - the quilting.
In the picture above the quilt lies flat. The quilt design gives the illusion of roundness. It's interesting that in reality, this illusion is not as obvious as in the picture.