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Monday, May 7, 2012

what to do with the rejects

it seems like whenever i do a quilt i always have a block or two or three that i just don't like...i have made pillowcases for my nieces out of reject blocks...cases for my knitting needles....this time i have made a bag with a zipper....




the reject...should really call it didn't make the final cut...being quilted




the finished block...i did loop de loop from the march free motion quilting challenge lesson...this i quilted with aurifil 50 at thread in a colour to match the background...i outline quilted around the horse with the same thread...the body of the horse is quilted with superior thread rainbow trilobal polyester...i quilted around the elements of the floral fabric...the horse was put on the background with steam a seam and free motion raw edge appliqued in places and free motion "ekg" stitched around the horse body



some of the detail quilting






detail of the floral element quilting...

after i finished quilting i finished the edges of the quilted piece and set in a zipper...unfortunately the zipper i choose did not work well in the piece as it is too heavy... and not able to make good corners on the side...






the finished piece...front and back...it will now hold all the stitch holders, row counters and stitch markers for my knitting...no more hitting the trash bin for the "didn't make the quilt blocks"



1 comment:

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness! That's pretty. If you ever have extra things you make your rejects, think of me. ;) Just teasing. :0