Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Want to have fun?

I always enjoy quilting the designs from the Pajama Quilter DVD. Maybe it's because Dawn tells me to have fun or maybe because they're quilting patterns that don't need to be executed perfectly to look good.

Today I quilted this HeartStrings top pieced by Sue from blocks donated to the group and I used a version of Dawn's Dwirling. I tried to keep my lines spaced out so the quilting isn't too dense.

I really need to branch out and try a few other designs from the DVD -- I'm stuck on Wonky Feathers, a flower, and Dwirling and go back to them time and time again.

The quilts needing binding are piling up but I'm still determined to work on what I want to for the entire summer rather than what I feel I need to work on and right now that seems to be quilting and playing with hexagons!

My Jinny Beyer book came today and I'm pleased to read that she completely supports just eyeballing the seams for sewing versus any type of marking. I'm having really good luck with the pieces fitting together well and between the quick cutting with the GO Cutter and not marking it's really a fun, easy project.


Susan D said...

I like your version of Dwirling on this one. I too really like that DVD-- I'm getting lots of kuddos for the Wonky Feathers. But of all things, I haven't attempted the Dwirling-- I think you're convincing me. It looks great.

Lynn said...

I haven't tried Dwirling yet, but I love the way it looks on your quilt. I'm stuck on Wonky Feathers myself.

Alycia said...

Beautiful. Sounds like you need a binding buddy!!

Deb Geyer said...

I think the reason you enjoy Dawn's DVD so much is because she suggests eating chocolate!! At least that's why I love it so much!! :-)

Nice quilt!

YankeeQuilter said...

I like how the curly lines contrast with the the stripes/strips...nice job.

Enjoy your projects this summer - you deserve to!

Melinda said...

I really like how dwirling makes a quilt look. I have used it many times.

Sorry I missed you while you were in Georgia - glad you had a good time.

Your hexagons look great - I still do them with English Paper Piecing but have a friend who is hand piecing and her quilt is looking great.

The Calico Cat said...

I own that Jinny Beyer book, now I want to browse through it again. (I still kind of want the video too - I "need" to see what her hands are doing.)