DIY

Quilting quilts

In the past, I have always been afraid of actual machine quilting. I would use yarn or embroidery floss to tie all the layers together. Here is an example, a close-up of the “wedding quilt”, the quilt I made for our bed when we got married.

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The first time I ever sewed (quilted) in the middle of a quilt was the t-shirt quilt I made a few years ago. All I did was sew around the inside of each square, just to tack it down.

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Then I made Noah’s scrappy quilt. I thought about tying it, my usual go-to. But then I decided to try something and quilt it. I did the white triangles and the black triangles, and it created a sideways zigzag pattern on the back. It turned out to be really easy and actually kind of fun.

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Then I made the Noah’s ark quilt and decided to quilt it. I sewed around the arks and it made a kind of cool shadow. The ROAR fabric is on the back, too, so the quilting doesn’t show up like it does on the scrappy quilt.

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Did you see that adorable baby hand? By the way, taking pictures of quilts is way easier when the baby is contained elsewhere.

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