Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cherish Nature - Part 6

This week was busy finishing up the trapunto work and then getting my quilt sandwich put together.  Here is a picture of all the little egg shaped pieces of quilt batting attached to the back of my quilt top.  I first fused Misty Fuse to one side of some scraps of quilt batting.  Then I cut out my egg shapes using an egg template that I made from a firm plastic that is used to make templates.  Yes I did count how many eggs I have on the quilt, and there are 260.  Once they were all cut out, the side with the Misty Fuse was ironed on to the back of the quilt. 

I also decided to make a couple of the birds and bees as well a the larger eggs from the appliqué work into traputo as well.  here is a close up of one of the bird quilt bats attached to the back of the quilt.  I will have to say all this extra batting has made this quilt more heavy than normal.

I also came across a new method of pinning quilt sandwiches this summer and I'm finally giving it a try.  Here is what the Pinmoor system looks like.  They are just these little foam tubes that you use with straight pins to pin the quilt sandwich together.  It's suppose to be easier than safety pins and not leave as large of a hole as does a safety pin.  I have noticed on several occasions that safety pins can leave rather large holes in a quilt top that you then have to try and smooth out.

Here is what they look like on the quilt sandwich.  Now I don't know about them actually being easier to use than safety pins.  I think because they are something new it will take a bit of getting use to.

These are the type of safety pin system that I use which makes it easier to install the pins in the the quilt.  I discover years ago the little plastic covers for the safety pins that makes it easier to grab a hold of them to pin them to the quilts.  I ended up using both systems on this quilt since I didn't have enough of the Pinmoors.  So I will let you know what I think of the new system as I work with them on this quilt.


Sand and Sunshine said...

That is a whole bunch of eggs. The soft robins egg blue of this quilt looks really pretty, your blending of colors is coming along nicely as well.

hetty said...

Gosh! That's a lot of eggs! Can't wait to see them trapuntoed. I only just heard about these pinmoors a few days ago. Where did you buy them? I was going to try these things, but if you are willing to do that I would appreciate it. Thank again for the scraps. My finished Chinese Coin top is on my blog. I took it to my quilt group yesterday and everyone loved it.

Sue said...

The eggs look very realistic. I like them. Have you tried spray basting? People here recommend 508 spray (I think it's called) or the Sulky spray, which I've used on smaller quilts with mixed success. I find pinning the worst part of the entire quilting process.

susiloci said...

Hola soy Susi de A Coruña, Galicia, España. Tú edredón es muy bonito. No conocía esos Pinmoor que utilizas para sujetar el sanwich.Dónde se pueden comprar? Resultan cómodos para trabajar?
Un saludo y gracias.
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