Friday, March 9, 2012

customer's quilt done and frixion pens

I'm all caught up on customer quilts!
 ( I needed to finish this one because another customer is dropping off a quilt tomorrow)

This was a "tricky" quilt, it was made from signature blocks and then I had to quilt words around on the sashing. I drew them first with a chalk pencil or frixion pens (more about those in a bit)

the signature blocks I did a curve on the dark purple part from corner to corner and did straight lines by the corners, the side sashings I mimic'ed this swirl and leaves as the border fabrics
the mini nine patch I did a curve from corner to corner and the top and bottom sashing there are about 50 some different words

Here's one of the words- disregard the pen lines

the inner border I did bubbles and the outer border I made a large swirl with leaves like the fabric on the border

Now about the frixion pens! ever heard of them? my neighbors and I saw them at a quilt show some months ago and we each bought a set, I haven't used them much, but my neighbor who sews and quilts by hand uses them for the templates for quilting.
You can get them at quilt stores or amazon!

this is how they work:
You trace the design on the block, then I quilted it (the chalk pencils sometimes rub off before I get around to quilting it) these don't!

then I just ran a hot iron over it and VOILA! the markings are gone.
a great thing to add to your gadget inventory!

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, ready to quilt
#3 blue flower table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 1 block back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- LEADERS and ENDERS, 2nd set done, started on #3
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, using yardage for backing
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - all clues done, piecing it
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - top done
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, no backing yet
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- top done, started quilting it, binding sewn on, just need to hand sew to the back and make label
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt
#33  (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"My" quilt store owner was showing me those pens today. She loves them! She was like a kid with a new toy showing it off. They are pretty neat. I'm sure I'll get them eventually. She said the ink will come back if the quilt gets to a super cold temp. I don't remember how cold, but colder than anyone would want to be. You're quilting looks great.