Tuesday, February 24, 2009
bowls of spaghetti, here we come!
So, I've made my fair share of quilts, but oddly, I don't really do much real quilting. Here. Let me break it down. When I make a quilt, I usually do a lot of applique (cutting scraps of fabric into shapes and sewing them onto pieces of other fabric, seen here) and I do a lot of piecing (sewing scraps together for a more geometrical look, seen here), but I don't do a whole lot of quilting. Quilting, is when you have the finished top, the batting (that white fluffy filling) and the quilt back all sandwiched together. Then you sew through all of the layers. I usually just following the blocks I've made, but you can get pretty fancy. Some quilters sew flowers or stars or swirls or what have you.
Well, when I decided to make some quilted bibs for some of my friends with babes, I decided to really quilt them. Now, all I did was sew straight lines about an inch and half apart, but it was really rewarding, contemplative work. There was something oddly reflective about it. And it gives the little bibs a more professional look. Makes me want to open an Etsy shop, ahem.
And, in the spirit of tooting my own horn, check this out! This bib has a black front and a light blue back, so when I quilted it I have black thread on the front...
and white thread on the back. A Made In Brooklyn first. And to think! You were here to see it!