Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sewing, pressing......

First I'll show the formal portrait of denim/flannel/corduroy number 2.  I sewed the binding on last night and then washed and dried it.  I should add to the discussion yesterday about the 6" shrinkage.  That is both the amount that it pulls in from the quilting and then the shrinkage from washing.  This one came out 58" x 73" so about the same amount of shrinkage.  This type of quilting allows for a lot of puffing up which means it is pulling in from the sides and therefore becomes smaller.  If I took it out of the dryer partially dried, laid it flat and smoothed it out to dry it would  be larger.
All of the flannel triangles are sewn into squares but less than half have been pressed.
I  mailed this journal cover to its new owner yesterday.  It is made from the leftovers of the striped diamond quilt shown in progress here.
I showed the stash of flannel plaid strips in Sept. 2010.  I just ran across them again and decided to use the 1.5" ones (top container) and make as many squares as I could.  They are 8" so this would make a nice center for a baby quilt.

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Alright I am really envious. I have been so stagnated of late I can't think beyond the quilt I just finished. I can't believe the progress you have made in the last month. The squares made from the flannel stripes is really intriguing. I know what I need to put on my wish list now. More productive days. LOL Chris

Diane said...

I really like the denim quilt and the journal cover too-I need to remember to do the same thing with 1.5 inch strips, my drawers is starting to overflow, again.

Eva said...

I'm so fond of the baby quilt center, so appealing and traditional, yet colorful. Wonderful.

Gene Black said...

I really like the crinkly effect that drying a quilt until it is fully dry has. I did not realize that it would look bigger if I took it out and spread it to dry.

Donna said...

I love your journal cover and when I went back to look at the striped diamond quilt - wow! it's beautiful! Also, love your use of strips to make that baby quilt. Great idea and it makes a lovely quilt.

Judy D in WA said...

I love this quilt. It looks so cuddly. Just the other day I took a picture of a metal sculpture at the doctors office to use as a quilting design. Your quilting reminds me of that. It's perfect for this quilt.

I love the journal cover! and those blocks make me want to go in and turn all my plaids into strips. :)

Needled Mom said...

Loving the 1 1/2" strip design!!!

You got a lot accomplished yesterday. Nice work!

NeverBored said...

You are my motivator! You get so much done and I'm always inspired by everything you do.

Anonymous said...

These busy days of last minute Christmas prep, your blog always calms me down with happy thoughts of Exuberant Color.



J~MT

Judy said...

I have been following your post for several years and have commented before but not for quite some time.

Thank you for a wonderful blog to read each day. I always enjoy whatever you post. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Love the denim quilt. And also the journal
cover. I treasure mine!! jmh

Gari said...

You just gave me a great idea for my next baby and/or charity quilt. I need to get rid of some flannel and I like your squares idea. Thanks.

hetty said...

You are so inspirational. I love the denim/flannel quilt. And I also love the 1.5 strip quilt centre. I missed yesterday's post, but I just want to say that your mug rugs are fantastic and the flannel quilts look amazing too!

dls said...

Wanda.... received the journal cover today and it is lovely! I'm keeping this one for me! Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very creative and healthy new year! Hugs....