Thursday, 27 December 2007

Joan's Quilt

I made an I spy sewing themed quilt for my friend and local sewing buddy, Joan. She also happens to be the mother of my dear daughter in law, Heather! When I first met Joan, she had one or two sewing machines and a serger or two..fairly normal :-). Then she found out about all our sewing machines and acquired her Mom's old Necchi Supernova which stitched like a dream. Then we found her another Necchi and a toy Necchi and another Necchi. Pretty soon she had sewing machines all over the place and we consider her a full fledged sewing machine collector LOL! I have been collecting sewing themed fabrics for a long time (I do have a top finshed for my own sewing themed I spy quilt, but it's in my UFO pile! I need a deadline to finish it! I found the backing fabric and immediately knew this was the fabric for Joan's quilt. I matched up the brighter sewing fabrics I had and decided to make snowball blocks with red and black. I also used some knitting themed fabrics as Joan also spins wool and knits. I had tons of triangles cut off from the corners and sewed them altogether and decided to use them in the border! That was more work than putting the whole quilt together! My husband suggested the red and black binding.

I used variegated thread in the black border.

The backing fabric:

I had a block left which didn't work in the quilt...too white, so I used it for the label with some of the leftover triangle squares.


bridget said...

Did you embroider the signature or use a marking pen? If you used a pen, would you mind sharing what type?

And I *love* the colored thread on the black. That is gorgeous!

Jacqui's Quilts said...


I used a Pigma Micron 05 archival ink pen from the Sakura Color Prod. Corp. Japan to mark the label on Joan's quilt. After I write the information, I heat set it with a hot iron. These are the same pens I use for scrapbooking. I lay them on a olfa rotary cutting mat which is just a little rubbery and that works well. Hope this helps.