Friday round-up #2

Les Fleurs Bleu

For TGIFF I present my Vintage Modern Marmalade Chevron quilt, formerly known as In Reverse. After free motion quilting the entire quilt, it really gave me the courage and confidence to work on larger projects.

My second semi finish is Les Fleurs Bleu” quilt top. I used a Spa by Deb Strain and Kona white, I’m waiting for Spa yardage to hit the shops so I can create the back.

Ongoing are my loving triangles, which may eventually become a full size quilt, scraptastic madness and fabric manipulation. My biggest problem with notched tucks is that I don’t want them to look like Navajo designs, that’s just not my thing and something I know nothing about.

Today I’m going to work on zippy pouches, after that, who knows!

I’m linking up with Mama Love Quilts who is hosting TGIFF this week.

Fabric Manipulation

I have a subscription to threads magazine and I love the thought of bringing couture details to crafts. This month they had a tutorial on notched tucks which I thought looked really cool. Here’s my last, and I think successful attempt to copy the technique using linen.

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The above sample is the sewn method as shown in the tutorial but I tried another technique which involved fabric glue below.

First attempt

I also thought about trying this technique with colour so I sewed together a bunch of jelly roll strips to create a gradient.

Second attempt

The plan is to make zippy pouches with these though it took me longer than expected because of all the pleating. What do you think?