Friday, May 21, 2021

Fibonacci quilt

As a Science teacher I love the idea of quilts with links to Maths and Science. This Mini quilt is based on the Fibonacci sequence. 
This was a fun project - I used scraps of solids and kept adding blocks until it felt like a decent size. 
I'm definitely a convert to spray basting after quilting this quilt. So much quicker when you don't have to remove safety pins and so many less wrinkles. 
I think this might be oft hang in my Science Lab for a while!


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Spray Basting Quilts

I've always pin basted my quilts, and it's always been my least favourite part of the quilting process. So instead of continually whinging about it I thought I should try spray basting. 

Best decision. So much easier and my quilt tops are so much smoother. 

I've been spraying outside and then bringing the pieces in to the living room on the wooden floor to 'stick' the batting, backing and quilt top together. A quilt ruler is really handy to smooth out any wrinkles, then it just needs a quick iron and it's ready to quilt! 

I haven't quite finished the daisy quilt yet, but I've quilted the Fibonacci quilt below. It was so nice to just quilt without stopping all the time to take pins out, which always made my lines go quite wonky. 

 I've yet to do a really big quilt, but I think I am a convert!