Thursday, November 21, 2013

Making the women of the bible top and embroidery

I’ve been busy making the women of the bible quilt top!

I decided to embroider the names below in the sashing…

As I was sorting them and getting ready for names I realized I had one person twice – the 2nd block was an alternate block and then the last block in the series was the children of Israel.

So I looked back thru the studies and found some “alternate” blocks that Carol had shown.

This was Leah


And Queen Vashti


So here’s how I embroidered the names!

First I cut out 2” x 8 1/2” kona white cotton- 54 of them


I found that I had a roll of stabilizer that was not fusible and wanted to use that, so I cut strips roughly 4-5” wide and maybe 12” or so long?


With the embroidery hoop template I marked the center with a small X with a frixion pen


then I used temp spray adhesive and sprayed the fabric strip- after marking the center of that one too and since the hoop can do 5 x 7, the hoop was bigger so it fit the 8 1/2” strip perfectly


then embroidered the name


trimmed away the stabilizer- I know that maybe it will still show thru even after it’s quilted, but I don’t think it’ll be much


All the blocks are labeled and ready, now a “pain” was the adhesive was still on the strip and would stick to the machine foot so I had to go really slow, but managed


Here’s the 2 halves of the blocks with names below


and with cornerstones


almost done sewing them together


YAY! the main part is done!


Here’s the top WITH the outer border


I decided to make a scrappy binding for it and I ended up ordering a wide backing from connecting  threads and a softer batting, should be coming soon in the mail Winking smile


Then I already started using the scraps!

I made some cute fabric bowls- ready for the studio tour is a little over 2 weeks!




Rhonda Kennedy said...

I want to make this quilt, but more importantly go through the study with everyone. I think it is so interesting. Hopefully I will be able to do that when it restarts in January.
Great job.

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks and bowls! Love the colors.
I finished quilting and binding my sampler quilt yesterday and I LOVE IT!!!!!! Will take pics and post them today.
Thank you for the sew along :D

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and that you added the names!

Very nice quilt!

Janet O. said...

It turned out lovely. I really like that you added the names to the sashing. Makes the overall theme of the quilt have more meaning.

Tammy said...

Beautiful work. Love the new baskets too.

Nancy said...

This is GORGEOUS. Just stunning. Is there a pattern that can be purchased to make this pattern? And I am interested in the study also.
Thanks for sharing as you worked on this.

Marian said...

Really love it Bea, just beautiful.

Jeanie said...

I love the way your have labeled them! I know several people who have made the quilt and they all forget which block was which. I've taken the study several times and have not finished all the blocks....that's OK though, it's wonderful to follow along.

Anonymous said...

I really looks so nice. I lie the border you chose, and the bowls with the scraps look great!

Beverly said...

Bea, Once again your work is beautiful, and I don't know how in the world you get it all done. You inspire me, and exhaust me! LOL

Big hugs!

Michele said...

I really like how this came together and the colors that you used. Nicely done.