Saturday, 9 February 2013

Frankenstitchy

This morning we kitted out the girls for their forthcoming Rainbows investiture and then took a family trip round Sainsburys, (you can imagine my joy at that).  This afternoon, therefore, was clear for some stitchy business.

I was all geared up to make a longtime-listed Sidekick Tote; but not as geared up in the hardware department as I had hoped to be; so I cut all my pieces and fused my interfacing and then put everything aside.


My #xplusalong quilt was practically screaming for attention!

So I sashed the xplus panel, taking the quilt top to a now 60" square, made the binding and pieced the backing.  I have been consciously trying to just use stash fabrics, so I had to spend a bit of time trying to work out how to use the yardage offcuts and some Kona Ash and Coal, and love the simplicity of what I came up with.


I then had the unbridled joy of trying to frankenstein a large enough piece of wadding.  It did it, eventually.  So please, let us remember that in quilting, it is definitely what's on the outside that counts!

In the last hour I have basted it and feel rather pleased with myself.  Hopefully this time tomorrow I will be stitching down the binding.

26 comments:

  1. Looking good, and remember you're just being true to quilting traditions, making do with what you have!

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  2. The Sidekick tote will be lovely in the fabrics you are using!

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  3. Lots of promise! Frugal Miss!

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  4. Love a patchwork wadding! Look forward to seeing all your lovely makes come together!

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  5. Ooooh, look forward to seeing the end result

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  6. I'm hoping every family in the east end of Glasgow will have got the family Tesco trip out of their systems by the time I head over there tomorrow ;o) Gotta love a little Frankenbatting...

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  7. These are looking good and there is nothing wrong with a patchwork batting to go inside a patchwork quilt.

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  8. Cannot wait to see the whole Frankenstein thing.

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  9. Lots of lovely fabrics there, looking inward to seeing the finishes

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  10. I wanna seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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  11. Can't wait to see... Drum roll building tension here. And how can you be that speedy basting a 60". I must be going wrong somewhere.

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  12. Do you mean that you stuck bits of different batting together? Can you do that?? Does it stay together? Yours, Intrigued, N.Africa xx

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  13. Can't wait to see the next stage of both of these projects. Di x

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  14. Looking eagerly towards the finished articles. I bet Sainsbury's LOVED a visit from the family. HeHe

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  16. "Family" visits to Sainsbury's is why I order online!! We both get shopping anxiety which can lead to shopping rage. LOL So much less hassle for us to not go there & I save money in the long run.
    Love the colours of this fabric, those pins are especially gorgeous.

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  17. Can't wait to see it Hadley and the tote too. Glad you survived the family trip. :)

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  18. Can't wait to see it Hadley and the tote too. Glad you survived the family trip. :)

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  19. Looking good....cant wait to see it finished.

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  20. Family trip to the supermarket, wow, that does sound like fun... Headphones in for you and handcuffs on for them?! The tote fabrics are my faves so we both know I'm going to adore that! Looking forward to a better view of the quilt too.

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  21. LOL! You definitely made me laugh - it's what's on the outside that counts :)

    Glad you got to spend some time sewing!

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  22. Ha! I've done that for a class in the past. Needless to say my fellow students didn't quite know what to say to me. Worked perfectly well, though.

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  23. Loving the colour schemes for both of these! And the idea of Frankenbatting, I've done that before but never had a name for it apart from "bodging"!

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  24. If by Frankenstiening you mean piecing the batting with that iron on stuff, i did that for the first time the other day. What a great way to use up odd pieces of batting. Can't wait to see this finished.

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