Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quilt Along with Leah Day - Week 10

This week was a good break from big quilts. For the wholecloth quilt I choose Kona Solid pale pink cotton fabric, since I did not have any light box and wanted the marking process to be easy.

I taped my pattern to the cutting mat and then taped my fabric too. The Frixion pen was actually helpful and quick to mark. But looks like lot of different reviews about these.
Here is a picture of my quilt all marked:
Wholecloth Quilt marked


Homemade Starch:
I didn't get a chance to go to Joann fabrics to get some starch. So, decided to make it myself. In India, we wear lot of cotton material due to the hot weather where I grew up. So, we starch our clothes for a nice stiffness. I boiled some rice with lot of water and then filtered it out. Added some more water to dilute the starch and soaked the per-washed fabric.  Right away, ironed the fabric it and nice and stiff but not too stiff. I still need to play with the stiffness. Will have to see how my project turns out after quilting.

Here is a picture of the quilt all basted and ready to be quilted.
I used the elastics like Leah had mentioned in her post for Quilt Along Week 10.
Wholecloth quilt basted and ready to be quilted


I had too used the Frixion pens from Pilot. So, I need get the quilting done soon so that it doesn't disappear in the hot weather.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you are really on track! Lookin' good!! Hubby and I just returned from a quick trip to Daytona, FL, for the end of Bike Week. note: What a zoo! The traffic was crazy:motorcycles, kids on spring break, regular vacationers and "snow birds". Way too many ppl!! Anyhow, I had a good case of 'quilting withdrawal' and am in process of playing 'catch-up'. Am thinkin' I will do a Quilt of Valor with larger white spaces to do part of Leah's design. Will be following your project, too!-) Hugs, Doreen

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    1. Looks like you had quite a week. I'm trying my best to stay on with Quilt Alongs. Recently it does seem that I don't find much time with the baby getting sick so often.

      But with the warm weather, I hoping the baby will stay healthy and I get more time quilting ;).

      hugs,
      Malini

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    2. I do remember my days as a young mom! The only sewing I did was simple coveralls for the boys...and lots of laundry, too! The "me time" came when hubby (who worked a second shift) would leave for work and the boys would go to sleep for the night. That's when I would get out all my sewing stuff!! Always ran out of time...and energy!! hehe! I remember telling myself: "this, too, shall pass" and quickly! Stay in touch..many hugs:-D

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    3. Ahhh...so its not just me who is crazy ;). I know it just sounds like my life right now. I try to do too many things. I wish I could just rest when I get some free time.....never going to happen though ;).

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