Monday, 13 August 2012

Another Little Quilt Swap 7 and another UFO finished!

This is was I made for this round of ALQS7. It's machine pieced and hand quilted with Pearl cotton 8. It's quite small, only 12 inches square, which was the rule this time.


Since I thought it would make a nice cushion  I've made a pocket at the back to insert a cushion form. This way it can be used either way.


As I didn't have a cushion form with the exact measurements at hand, I made one myself. I just cut two pieces of batting, sewed around it, leaving a opening for turning. After turning it, I stuffed it and hand stitched the opening closed. Voilà!
And another UFO is finished. Although I nearly gave up the will to live as my machine just wouldn't cooperate. I lost count how many time the thread broke or how many stitches were missed. But it's finished now and if you don't look too closely, it not too bad. 
Have a great week.
Vreni x

20 comments:

Ольга Т. said...

Подушка очень жизнерадостная!!! А новогодний квилт - супер красивый!

Marg said...

Ooh Vreni they are both beautiful.
It's maddening isn't it when your machine just does not want to cooperate!

Shirley said...

You have done a great job on both projects Vreni and well done on two finishes. I think I have that quilt pattern somewhere and do intend to make it at some point. Seeing yours will inspire me to get on with it.

FarahLin said...

wow!!! Gorgeous makes, Vreni!! Love the hsts and colors you chose for the little quilt / cushion cover and hand quilting it makes it extra special! I'm sure your partner will love it!
Beautiful wall hanging and your quilting looks great! What method of appliqueing did you use for the snow flakes?

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Wow, love your quilts. The Christmas one is simply amazing!

Heather said...

I love your snowflake tree. I hate when a machine acts up - for some reason I have great difficulty with free motion quilting on my regular machine and I have to use a different machine to avoid constant thread breakage. I drives me crazy.

barcord said...

Like both your quilts Vreni. Are they both in ALQS7? I will keep a look out for them. x x

expat quilter returns home said...

Maybe next time i have to take part in the ALQS! It must be wonderful to receive such a lovely little gem.
Rose-Anne

Linda said...

Way to go! The swap pillow is great, and so is the way you've decided to display it. And that UFO finish was well worth the time you put into it. Gorgeous! The print is so busy that if it has skipped stitches, they sure don't show. Congrats on another UFO biting the dust... so to speak. A finish is a great feeling, isn't it?

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
schön, deine Vielleicht-Kissen-Hülle. Und der Schneeflockenbaum ist prächtig! Den nehme ich dir sofort ab, falls du ihn nicht (mehr) magst *g*
Ich hatte auch mal so ein Teil, dass par tout nicht genäht werden wollte! Habe aber die Oberhand behalten und es dann doch geschafft.
LG Doris

meli B said...

Hate, hate, hate when the machine goes nuts! Considering the pain, the quilt looks brilliant. Love the snowflake shapes.
I find, when the machine is playing up, a total pull apart and reassemble helps. The pillow insert was a clever trick. You get the exact size you need.

Jessica said...

I love your mini quilt Vreni! Wish I was doing the Swap now!

Hilde said...

Oh, it looks lovely! I only just started my little quilt for the swap....
The tree is awesome! The result of all your tedious stitching work is stunning!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Vreni, your cushion looks fantastic with the contrasting thread hand quilting. I loooove the winter quilt you just finished, it's very pretty!

Rossana said...

WOW! They are two beautiful works! I love both but the winter tree is special!

Thimbleanna said...

Your tree looks great Vreni, and the pillow is beautiful. I love the colors and especially your hand quilting. Well Done!

Lynda said...

I can only imagine all the work that went into your snowflake tree. The back ground fabric is perfect too. Good idea to make your own pillow form to fit the size you need.

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
die Kissenhüllen in den Herbstfarben gefällt mir sehr gut, einfach und sehr wirkungswoll. Dein anderes schönes Kissen wird sicher in der Vorweihnachtszeit einen schönen Platz finden; manche Dinge brauchen halt ihre Zeit.
Dir eine gute Zeit und liebe Grüße
Roswitha

Cathy said...

Beautiful mini quilt Vreni and what a fabulous idea to make your own cushion insert, a great way to use up leftover batting too. I would never have thought of that! I adore your blue and white tree though, and even when I clicked on to get a closer look, it still looks perfect, so good on you for persevering with your machine. xo

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations on both finishes! I've never thought to make small quilts adaptable to pillows - what a great idea! I love love love the background fabric you picked for your tree.