Archiv für September 2012

Baby Quilt Update

Well I ran out of ecru colored organic thread (failure in my planning!) and had to order some more; I‘m using Scanfil’s organic cotton threads. Additionally, my local quilt shop is closed until Monday (on holiday) so I can‘t get any lightly patterned white fabric for the owl’s eyes, and this is one thing that I have yet to have found at Spoonflower. So things are going a bit slower now, as I can‘t yet start the owl. Nevertheless, I‘ve finished the second, smaller sheep and taken a couple of close-up shots (as always in suboptimal lighting :-/ ). Enjoy!

Both Sheep
Here’s the quilt front so far. Still need to do the corners and the perched owl.

Here’s a close-up of the center panel.

And here’s a close-up of the smaller sheep I finished yesterday.

His body is AmandaC’s „Paisley Lily 1″ fabric in Spoonflower’s old color profile:

His face, feet and ears are made with organic cotton plush material from Westfalenstoffe available here:

His eyes are hand appliqued, just like in the first sheep, using basic black organic cotton fabric. Hand appliqueing such small eyes onto plush material was a challenge, but it worked out.

A little late, here’s the close-up of the stretching sheep. For fabrics used, please see my first blog article on this quilt here .

And last but not least, a close-up of the tree branch, leaves, and apple. Again, for fabrics used, please see my first blog article on this quilt .

Baby Quilt Project

Hey world,

I‘ve been gone for quite awhile, but a friend of mine is having a baby soon and I decided to make a quilt for her, so I‘m revitalizing my blog to keep everyone who’s interested updated on its progress. The quilt will be made up entirely of organic cotton fabrics and until I found Spoonflower I was having quite a lot of trouble finding enough variety of organic cotton fabrics for the project. Spoonflower opened up a whole new world of possibilities! Most fabrics for the quilt are from Spoonflower, with a few exceptions (the basic black for the eyes of the sheep and owls, the whites of the owls‘ eyes (in progress), the faux lamb’s wool made from organic cotton (see link below) and the plush fabric used for the face and feet of the second sheep (in progress). So, without anymore delay, here’s my progress so far!

Quilt Background and Borders
The quilt will measure 54″ x 54″ and here you can already see the basic background and borders.

All fabrics are organic cotton and available from Spoonflower.
You can see Suziedesign’s „Flower Garden“ fabric used here as a border and oksancia’s „Green Nature“ fabric makes up the meadow that two sheep will be standing on later as the quilt progresses! My „Brighter Sky“ fabric makes up the rest of the background.

Checking That Everything Fits
My original drawing for the quilt’s design was quite small, but I was able to blow up the individual elements at a copy shop and use them to make the patterns for cutting out the fabric and for checking to make sure everything will fit and where exactly it should go.

Tree Branch Finished!
Here the tree branch is finished. This is my first applique quilt and I made quite a few little mistakes, but got the hang of it after about the 5th leaf. The leaf fabrics are from spellstone, cjldesigns, and robyriker, all designers at Spoonflower. Spellstone’s fabrics include the darker green leaves with ovals (Green Laurel), the striped leaves (Woodland Woodcut Stripe), the spotted leaves (Woodland Woodcut Spots), and the ladybug and aphid leaves (My Little Helpers). The light green leaves are made from Robyriker’s fabric Sketchy Leaves. Last but not least, the leaves which look a lot like feathers (one on the tree, one on the apple, and later two for the corner apples) were indeed originally feathers. They‘re made from CJLDesigns‘ Feather Frenzy.

First Sheep Finished!
The first sheep is now finished and I‘m very happy with how he turned out! His body is faux lamb’s wool made from organic cotton and can be found here.

The other two fabrics are organic cotton from Spoonflower:
Sheep’s face and ear: Minimiel’s KC plaid pink/green
Sheep’s feet: Minimiel’s polka dot pink

So far, I‘m very happy with how it’s turning out and can‘t wait til it’s finished! Stay tuned for more updates!