Wednesday, January 13, 2016

W.i.P. Wednesday: Finding my Sewjo

I finally made it back in to my studio.  It's always an adjustment after the rush of holiday sewing and being away and this year it's taking me a while to find my sewjo.  To kick things off I decided I should finish up these Boat House pillow covers I made with leftovers from my Sloops quilt.

To ease my way back into quilting I used the Bernina wavy stitch (#4) to quilt the Nauti Monogram. It takes some adjustment to get the tension right but once I had it set I could just blissfully stitch away and catch up on a few episodes of Bloodlines and pretend I'm still in the Keys.

For the Cheerios pillow I decided to push my FMQ skills.  Inspired by all the gorgeous ocean shots of home and the suggestions of my peanut gallery I started by doing bubble quilting in the centers of each ring.

In the intersections I really pushed myself with starfish.  They're not great but from a distance they look OK.

Finally for the outer border I used this Twisted Rope tutorial.  I need to work on getting my spacing consistent but I'm happy enough with the results.  I can almost feel those tropical breezes;-)  Have you found your 2016 quilting groove?

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  1. I love your boathouse pillow covers - I make a lot of pillows, too, usually with an ocean/nautical/beach theme - and yours are AWESOME! Thank you for sharing!