Thursday, September 01, 2011

Basting them doll/small quilt tops

I basted most of the small quilt tops I've done so far.  There are still some not done since I ran out of cotton batting.  Will get that rectified pronto :)

 Some were basted with cotton batting for hand quilting.

And some were pin basted with polyester batting for machine quilting.

Also did some repair and finishing on some older quilt tops.

 Removed the border fabric as it was not of the desired fabric quality.

And swapped it with Moda's brushed wovens.  I think it looks better and will definitely quilt better too.

 Completed this doll quilt top called Underground Railroad by Kathleen Tracy by adding the two borders.  This is destined to be hand quilted.

And I'm putting in rows of fly stitches on Cheri Payne's Soot & Ashes (freebie)

I have enrolled in a 6 months online sewing course with eSewingWorkshop.  I find the videos very informative and Nehzat approaches it on a step by step basis.  No prior knowledge is assumed.  Great for beginners like me.  Nehzat's sewing skills are amazing.  Here's a slopper or basic block pattern for a straight skirt.  I am using calico for my muslin.  I have not marked or sewn it up yet for a test fit.  I intend to progress to an A-Line skirt sloper which is not too difficult and then to the pants and bodice.


  1. Oooh, love the quilts! Basting is a 4 letter word to me. That and binding. I love the rest but B&B = yuck. ;) I love the fly stitches on the indigo quilt, too.

  2. I do like those little hearts and the Underground Railroad. There is always so much to do.
    Good luck with the sewing course.

  3. Lovely quilts Barbara! Love the Underground Railroad quilt and the second choice of border fabric for the little hearts quilt is just perfect!!!! You're doing some lovely work!!!!

  4. Anonymous9:43 am

    OMG, wow @ the BBD hearts, feather stitching on soot n ashes, and that fab x/s ;-)

  5. The quilts all look great!
    Good luck with your sewing course.

  6. Barbara,

    You are sooooo amazing..... I am in awe of all that you accomplish.

    You are going to have such a treasure of small quilts........

  7. the hearts quilt is one of my favorites of yours and i agree; the second border choice is excellent~!!~