Monday, October 20, 2014

FAITHFUL QAL AND QUILTING "OVER THE RIVER"

A year ago ("really?") Lori at Humble Quilts had a Quilt-A-Long - "Faithful."  I finished the top, but wanted to do something else.  For the last year ("really?") it has been on my design wall or somewhere in view while I tried to figure out how to do what I wanted.   My center block was on point, so it didn't look good sitting sideways and I needed to make corners so it would be upright.

Here is my first corner.


I made a freezer paper template and drew lines to sew it on using the paper piecing method.


When JoAnn at Canuck Quilts tutorial appeared, it seemed like it would work easily.  You can see her tutorial here.  Her instructions are extremely clear and this was a pretty simple PP project, so I followed her method.


It's real easy to remove the paper since it isn't actually sewn down!

Here is how my "Faithful" quilt is going to look - sort of.  I haven't sewn it together yet.  I plan to appliqué some wool flowers on each corner and want to do that before sewing the corners on the square.  I will also sew something in the open space of the basket.  I'm browsing through books now looking for appropriate flowers.


I have also been working on the quilting for "Over the River and Through the Woods."




The Bloggers' Quilt Festival will start on Friday and I'm going to enter my "Baskets of Blue" quilt.  Are you planning to enter a quilt?

11 comments:

canuckquilter said...

Creativity is in high gear in your new sewing room! I love how you're quiting "Over the River". I'm looking forward to seeing "Faithful" with applique added. 'm gald the freezer paper piecing worke for you.

Janet O. said...

Wow, you are really dressing up "Faithful". It will be great.
Your quilting on "Over the River" looks wonderful!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great pping nad I love your quilting on your River quilt.

Beth said...

Faithful is looking great. Love the quilting on Over the River. I really need to get mine out and basted. Would like to use it one day. LOL
Happy stitching in hat lovely new room.

Synthia said...

Your golden corners on "Faithful" are beautiful. Looks like a blast of sunshine! (smile)

Lori said...

I think you came up with a wonderful plan to set Faithful straight. Almost complete!!

The quilting looks great on your Over the River quilt.

Katie said...

I love how the corners add a sunburst-like feel to the center. It's beautiful. As is your quilting on the Over The River quilt. That's going to be absolutely amazing when it's all done.

---"Love" said...

Your "faithfulness" to design is creating a beautiful "Faithful" quilt! And you would know, I love the quilting on "Over the River". You are doing beautiful work on both. ---"Love"

Debbie Lou said...

Love your "Over the River" quilt. Very nice quilting. You have been one busy lady. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

What a neat way to do the corners on "Faithful", can't wait to see it quilted and bound. Your "Over the River" is looking good, too!

Marsha said...

What a great way to do the corners on "Faithful"! Can't wait to see it quilted and bound.
The "Over the River" quilt is looking wonderful, too!