Monday, October 7, 2013

A new quilt

the farmers baby quilt - quilting ideas
I'm not sure what's gotten into me, but I made up a new little baby quilt last week. It's just for fun... an oversized quilt block with a small border that allows for some fun quilting ideas.
The farmers baby quilt - quilting in progress
I sketch my ideas on with a Crayola washable marker. I think the quilting is going to add a lot of fun to this simple quilt!
Jessica

11 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

This is adorable and very inspiring! I saw this and was thrilled to see that you have been posting this month. I was sad to think you were leaving your blog. Thank you! I always enjoy what you share!

Carla said...

Really? A crayon a washable marker? I'm assuming you have no troubles with it washing out, or you wouldn't use it, right? Genius.

twin fibers said...

You're right, a washable marker. I haven't had any issues with staining although I wouldn't leave the marker on there for months at a time. I got the idea from a pair of pjs that I bought my daughter ages should where there were a couple of markers included in the package. You could color the design on the front and redo it after it was washed... it was so fun for her and I figured it would work just as well for quilting! :)

Leila said...

I've used washable markers to mark too. They work great. The only problem I had was at an intersection where I had 5 threads crossing and it was hard to wash the marking out from under them all, but I assume that would happen with any marker. A bit of elbow grease and it was gone.

I love the quilting ideas. It is going to make your little quilt really special.

Penni Domikis said...

What a great tip. I would never have used a washable marker. My son had a shirt with a word bubble that you could fill out and wash out... and it worked really well... but I never would have put that on my quilt. I'm gonna try that with my next project. Thanks for the tip.

Joan said...

Lovely quilt and thanks for the tip about the Crayola markers!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love the colors in your quilt...thanks for the tip too.

Lori said...

this is going to be very pretty when done

Lee said...

Thanks for the tip on the marker. Love the cheery yellow.

Jeanie said...

Just popped in hoping to see some of your new, beautiful work! SO glad to see you back in this space. Your quilts always inspire me. Are you on Instagram? It would be fun to follow you there too.

twin fibers said...

Thank you Jeanie!!!
I am on Instagram... twinfibers there. My account is private, but send me a request anyway. Can't guarantee I'm on there all the time, but I'm trying to get better about posting some pictures a few times a week! Hope you see you there.
:) Jessica