Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am excited to enter the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side! I decided to enter two quilts. This entry will go in the art category. This is my second boat using these fabrics. They are all hand dyed with the exception of the batik binding. I used the leftovers from the original boat. I just started sewing all the pieces together and I ended up with another boat!

Odin II

Auditioning the parts

Sewn together

D cup
After I had it quilted, it had a huge bulge in the center. So I decided to block it before I trimmed the edges.

Dye run
I laid the piece on the ironing board and spritzed the bottom half with water. Let is set for a few minutes and then steamed it flat. Moved the piece and spritzed the top half. After letting it set for a few minutes I cam back to find that the orange dye had run into the sky. It showed up in several spots. So I made a plead to my friend and found out you can get it out using Dawn natural essentials. I used a small washtub, added a bit of the dawn to some warm water and then soaked the piece. After a few minutes I went to check and Voila! The run was gone! I then blocked it again, trimmed and then bound it.

My Name
I am not good at free motion quilting. I do try to hid my name somewhere in the piece when doing free motion. This piece combined walking foot quilting with the free motion.

I am blogging about my second entry here.

This is my off the wall post for this week.

Check out all the quilts at the festival!


  1. and that's only one reason why I prewash all fabrics. Of course they STILL run sometimes!! I really like this Sylvia. I also like that you shared the blocking process. LeeAnna


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