Monday, December 8, 2014

daysail mini

I had to find something fun to make with my daysail fabric line by Bonnie and Camille, due out in February 2015, click here to be notified when it's available through fatquartershop.com



"Slice" by "Miss Rosie Quilts" was just the trick.  If you hurry, she has a moving discount in her shop right now, use the code "moving".  It takes 2 mini charm packs to make any of these mini patterns (SEE GIVE AWAY BELOW)



 I'm hesitant to put the spray adhesive onto anything that won't get tons of washing, so I basted this mini quilt before quilting.




 I wanted to quilt the same design as the picture on the pattern cover.   Each rectangle has a crescent moon quilted in such a direction that it mimics the pinwheel pattern in the quilt.



Start on the left in the middle of your quilt.  Pick a row and moving to the right, quilt the first 1/2 of the crescent moon shape in the first rectangle.  When you get to the bottom of the rectangle, you will see the next rectangle waiting for you as shown below.


when you get to the end of the row, start back along the same row you just finished, and quilt the second part creating the crescent shape until you get back to the start of that row.  Then move down to the next row and continue.  You will have to get creative along the bottom, following along the seams.  You will find that if you follow this pattern the quilting through out will flow nicely, also allowing you to stitch in the ditch all around the edge before the negative (white) border starts.






 This wide match-stick pattern was quilted through out the border, never changing direction.


The pattern called for a super skinny binding, cutting a strip 1 7/8th inch wide.  



GIVEAWAY:   CLOSED. . . thank you for your comments!!  Congratulations, Jani.  I'll be emailing you.

I have 2 mini charm packs (mini quilt pattern requirement) of the marmalade line by bonnie and camille by Moda.   If you'd like to win it, leave me a comment telling me how you baste your quilts before quilting, do you use spray? or pins? or some other secret method?


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37 comments:

  1. I pin - I haven't had much luck with the spray. You have made a gorgeous quilt :)

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  2. I pin - I've only made a few quilts, so I'm nervous to try anything else. So far, it's gone pretty well.

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  3. I spray the larger quilts and pin the smaller ones.
    Vicki

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  4. I spray small quilts and pin any that are bed-sized. Thanks for this chance!

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  5. This quilt is adorable! And again wonderful quilting! Thanks for sharing! Regarding basting, I used to be a 100% pinner with those bent safety pins but crawling around on the floor lost its appeal and now I spray baste all the large quilts on a table. Being the cautious type, I also use a few pins after I spray baste.

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  6. I spray everything bigger than a hot pad. But I thread baste if I am going to hand quilt. Such a darling quilt. I love how you quilted it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful quilt. Love the fabrics and the quilting. I pin baste everything. Tried fusible batting once but was not impressed. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  8. I love your quilt!!! I have found that the only method for basting my quilts is with needle and thread. It takes more time but it holds together well for hand quilting and I don't have any pins that get in the way!

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  9. Beautiful! The quilting is great.
    I tried spray basting a few years ago and have never gone back. It is so much easier than pinning and I think I get less shifting.

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  10. I spray baste (lightly) & then pin. Works great for me... Cute little quilt

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  11. I use basting spray for everything! I love it. I've finally found a good one that doesn't leave a film all over everything. Thanks for the chance to win, I'd love to make something from the mini's. Jani
    jakesamma@msn.com

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  12. LOVE the quilting! Wonderful explanation. I spray baste for any project that I've attempted from Christmas stockings to pillow covers to quilts.

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  13. This is a great little pattern and your quilting is lovely.
    I am a pinner with big quilts and a spray baster if they are little.

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  14. I use straight pins. (The arthritis in my hands doesn't do safety pins anymore.) Yes, I do get a bit scratched up when I'm doing the quilting, but not too bad. I had a bad experience with spray basting and I've been very reluctant to try it again.

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  15. I don't baste, I have a long arm.

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  16. Beautiful little mini - great choice of fabrics for the pattern and/or quilting is brilliant!
    I always baste by hand with needle and thread (but don't wish to be entered in the giveaway).

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  17. spray basting, but I've basted by hand before, too. Spray is so much faster!

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  18. Beautiful quilt!
    I always pin - I haven't tried spray basting yet!

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  19. That's a cool finish! I like the pinwheel moons quilting - thanks for sharing the strategy for it.

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  20. I love the quilting! So pretty. Love everything about the quilt. I like spray basting, but it does tend to be a little messy.

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  21. I have decided that I need to make a few small quilts. I spray baste all of my quilts with 505 because my machine does not complain about it. I tried pinning once and decided my life was too short for that kind of time.

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  22. For years I used to work along on the floor, basting with stitches, until I couldn't crawl along the floor anymore. Then I did likewise on the design wall - mine uses pins - until I couldn't work on the wall anymore. Now I use my dining room table and safety pins. Depending on how careful you are - all three methods work equally well. I like that pins go in easier and faster. Yes, you need to stop and take them out as you quilt, but you needed that rest anyway... did I tell you I am an old lady?
    Hugs

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  23. Cute quilt! I use both - spray for minis and pins for larger quilts.

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  24. I pin anything larger than a table runner, I have tried the iron on batting for baby quilts but found I needed to pin the edges as it losens with handling. I tried spray basting on a table topper and it worked well. Debbie

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  25. It depends on the quilt, I tend to pin and spray large projects, pin small complex projects, spray lots of medium projects, stitch very few.

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  26. I always spray, I never thought about whether or not it would be washed much.

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  27. I LOVE that quilt! Great job!
    I have done both - sprayed and pinned. I haven't done anything larger than a table runner on my machine, I'm not brave enough to try anything larger! wannabequilter at gmail dot com

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  28. I always pin. As a new quilter, I am learning as I go. Love your quilt and the quilting. Thanks for the opportunity to win the minis. I love Bonnie &Camille fabric.

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  29. I long arm now (yay, no basting!), but before, I used pins. I've never tried spray basting.

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  30. I like spray basting, but it definitely gets harder with larger quilts! Your little mini is beautiful!

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  31. I pin baste. Have not tried the spray because I have lung disease and cannot afford any more damage.

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  32. Spray! I haven't tried pinning - it scares me :-)

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  33. I love it! The fabric is perfect and your quilting is gorgeous! It's perfect too - really. :)

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  34. Love that quilting pattern on your quilt! You made it sound doable.

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