Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Making do! Part 2 of Baby Quilt in Progress

I've been experimenting with my sewing machine.  I don't have a quilting machine, nor do I have a walking foot for my regular machine, so I have improvised to actually quilt with it.   It's an older machine, and the feed dogs are stationary and do not lower, so I made a plastic cover for them. The cover is taped over the feed dogs, and obviously, it has a hole in the plastic for the needle to descend down to the bobbin thread.  This plastic plate allows me to move the quilt sandwich around easier, without the feed dogs trying to pull on the fabric.  It is not the best way to do quilting, but it works.  It does not give a "professional" look, but it does the job.  I'm still working on the technique.

Here's an update on the baby quilt that I have been working on. (Earlier post.)  I am using my sewing machine and the technique listed above to quilt this project.  I have added some bright patchwork pieces to offset the subdued pink, lime, blue and yellow of the backing.


Quilting using Pink Thread
The quilt is not finished, needs the quilting and the binding to be finished.  Also, I have enough flannel left to make a matching pillow case for a small pillow (toddler sized).
Backing is a fun giraffe flannel

This is for Fabric Tuesday over at QuiltStory blog.  Please visit some of the other links to see some other wonderful quilt projects.  Thanks!

7 comments:

AsteropeBC said...

Those pink and green colors are lovely together!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the giraffe flannel...how cute :)
What a great idea to modify your sewing machine to work for your quilting!

FabricFascination said...

Good improvising. Are you familiar with this blog:
http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/

She does marvelous quilting without lowering her feed dogs on a regular machine.

Carla said...

It's looking adorable!

Kathleen said...

Very fun! Clever to cover your feed dogs =)

Splendid Little Stars said...

How innovative, Linda!
lovely quilt!

Erika said...

Well, you are making it work so that is what counts! And the giraffe fabric is adorable.

Erika
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