Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quilting with Fig Tree Fabrics



It seems a lot of my sewing this week has been with some of my favorite Fig Tree fabrics! First I was able to piece block 11 of the 2013 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Just one more block, and I'll be able to finish this quilt with so many blocks I've loved piecing throughout the year.



 Here is the final row so far...


I was also able to finish up my "Cherry Pie" wall hanging. I made  just three blocks and put them together with 2" cut sashing and border. I used my favorite Fig Tree gingham for the binding and quilted with my go-to wavy line quilting (actually, it's the only quilting I'm always happy with other than straight line quilting which I tend to like on more modern projects).



 I used the corner triangle hanging method I use on mini quilts, but to my dismay, this quilt was a little too big for that method. The quilt sunk below the dowel in the middle, so I decided to make a mini "sleeve" for the dowel at the middle of the quilt. Problem solved...and I used a lot less fabric than I would have if I had made a full hanging sleeve.



 I opened up the binding just a bit to sew the "sleeve" into the seam allowance, then I stitched the binding back down, covering the raw edges.


Spring break is over...and I've got quite a bit of market sewing to get done over the next couple of weeks...I'll try my best to keep up here and with e-mails! Thanks so much for stopping by!

18 comments:

Farm Gate Creations said...

Gorgeous!

gailss said...

That is a "cheery" little wall hanging and love it. Haven't tried the corner hanger method yet but looks like it would be nice for small projects....thanks.

Joan said...

Beautiful! I love all your projects.

A Bear Mountain Pattern said...

Beautiful Blog....added it to my favorites and joined in...thank you

grammajudyb said...

What a happy wall hanging. I don't have red in my home at all, but I am always drawn to it. hmmm? I use the corner method nearly always and have solved the "droopy" problem exactly the same way! Great minds!!!!

grammajudyb said...

What a happy wall hanging. I don't have red in my home at all, but I am always drawn to it. hmmm? I use the corner method nearly always and have solved the "droopy" problem exactly the same way! Great minds!!!!

Christine M said...

Your cherry pie haning is lovely Sherri. I'm still waiting for my block to arrive. It's hard to believe we are nearly at the end of this BOM.

Helen L said...

I love your Fig Tree quilts!!! And I may be able to take your class on Sat!! I'm so excited and can't wait to meet you!! Hugs H in Healdsburg

Sigi G said...

Love your blocks - especially the cherry pie table runner.

Claire said...

This is so pretty! Did you use a white thread for your wavy lines quilting? I want to try that with a small wall hanging myself. Thanks!

laurajane said...

Nice block,mine arrived yesterday will stitch it at the weekend.
I havnt started to put them together yet,I keep looking at the pile of fabric and change my mind lol.
The little wall hanging is lovely.x

Bebe said...

Question on the wavy line quilting: is this a preprogrammed line on a statler stitcher?

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Keitha Graham said...

Love the idea of the triangle corners for hanging. But, how do you actually 'hang' it

Sinta Renee said...

Your BOM is beautiful. I love the cherry quilt/wall hanging... I've been wanting to make one of those!

Mama Pea said...

Sorry I haven't been by for so long. Life has been crazy busy. The little mini quilt sleeve is pretty brilliant! I have Lori's book and so wish I had time to join in on the sew along. Work is keeping me too busy.

Sølvis blog said...

I just love the chreey-pie!

Nanette Merrill said...

Fun catching up with you. Love your projects...all of them

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