Thursday, 3 September 2015

Wednesday WIP





After much dithering over how to quilt this, I had a brainwave and used the template which I used to fussy cut  fabric for the envelope flaps  as the pattern for my quilting.  I never pick an easy option though, so there is much wrestling and stuffing of fabric through the small throat space on my machine, to make this design.  (It always starts rolled up for manoeuvrability - but never stays that way).  

I had plans to get the quilting finished today, but was called into work instead, so I am working on completing a few sections each night, with the aim of having the binding attached ready to sew down by hand at my next sewing day.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

15 comments:

  1. Wow all that fussy cutting and fine work for the envelopes is just lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those envelopes are so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks wonderful Julie - love the fussy cut envelopes!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such pretty envelopes! I wish all my mail arrived in envelopes with floral inserts! Wouldn't that be cool!?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I 'm looking for a way to do the envelopes that is not paper-pieced. I notice you have a template - was that just for the quilting?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These envelopes were paper pieced from the book, Patchwork, Please. The template I have I made for using when fussy cutting the printed flap and now for the quilting. My friend Rachel has a tutorial on a no ripping paper piecing option: check out the link here:

      http://www.woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/no-ripping-foundation-paper-piecing.html

      Delete
  6. those envelopes are stunning and fun…well done

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such an elaborate piece of work. The fabric used for the envelopes is so pretty, making it a feast for the eyes, beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great idea to repeat the pattern in the quilting. Ahhh... don't you just love it with life gets in the way of having fun?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Inspired! I am sure all that manhandling and muttering will be worth it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Brilliant! It's looking gorgeous, Julie.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's an impressive effort! I have no skill or patience with machine quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just popped over to your blog from Amy's at Love Made My Home as you mentioned the other side of the world and see that you are in NZ and are a quilter amongst other things. Love what you are doing above and will pop in from time to time to see what you are up to. Take care.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are always read and very much appreciated. I will always reply by email unless you happen to be a no-reply blogger. Thank you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...