Friday, August 14, 2020

Yum! Sandwiches!

Well, you won't find these taste very yummy, but I think the colors are yummy!

I learned about an online free motion quilting class by Lori Kennedy. The class follows her new book, 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting: Hands-On Learning to Improve Your  Skills. Lori is expanding on the book by offering 25 weeks to better quilting on posts on her Web site. 

The first thing Lori suggested is that we make a number of quilt "sandwiches", putting batting between two layers of cotton, one of which should be a plain color to better see our quilting work. I hastened to the store and selected a number of yummy colors that would match or complement a quilt I made for our bed. That way, I could practice quilting and then make something practical out of the sandwiches: pillows!


This is my first sandwich. The color is much prettier in person.
Trust me!


Lori also encourages us to doodle on paper. So, I made oodles of doodles, and I began to feel twinges of my old nemesis, tennis elbow. So, not to be outdone, I began doodling with my left hand!

Lori incorporates writing in many of her quilts, and says she always signs her quilts. I love it!

Here are my first two pillows.

...and my pillows are multiplying. 

I have a few more sandwiches that I have quilted, or have yet to quilt, that will become the last 2 or 3 pillows on the bed.

So, then what?
a table runner or two
placements
wall hangings
who knows? Maybe the dogs will get their very own quilted dog bed!

Gypsy wants one like this!


4 comments:

  1. You are such a talented woman and your pillows are very nice. I'm sure the dogs would love quilts of their own.

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    1. I have several fabrics with dog motifs that I have been thinking I'd make a mat for their water dish. I've been thinking that for about 3 years! Maybe one day!!

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  2. Beautiful!! Yes your dogs need a fancy bed! I have seen some beautiful jackets also:)

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    1. Funny you should mention jackets. That's what started all of this quilting! in 2012 I made a quilted jacket as a gift. I really enjoyed it so I took my first quilting lesson shortly afterwards!

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