Friday, August 12, 2011

sew and flip

Trisha's second skirt is done with the "sew and flip" method of crazy quilting. I am eager to start learning to quilt, and this seems like the perfect method for me! I was puzzled by the entire technique for awhile, but after letting Margo look at the directions, and then just putting my mind to it, I was amazed at how simple it was. The center piece is placed in the middle of the backing fabric, another piece is placed on top of it right sides together, it is sewn together with a 1/4 in seam (with the trusty 37 foot), flipped and then pressed. You keep adding pieces, sewing, flipping and pressing...until you completely cover the basic pattern piece.
I used a little of the rick rack that Trisha gave us in our kit, but I decided to fill in the the rest of the seam lines with some of the fun decorative and quilt stitches that are on my machine and that I never use. I used a couple of different feather stitches, a bubble type stitch, and a few that I have no idea what they are called. While the colors and concept were not at first to my I finished the front panel it is beginning to grow on me!

So today's task is to finish up the skirt and get it on a cute little girl!


  1. You've been busy! And I've been away from blogging for awhile. Just caught up on your recent posts and wanted to comment on every one of them. Did on most. Such a loving and generous family. such lucky girls. I love reading your blog because it gives me warm fuzzies, not because I have any hopes of returning to sewing---but, believe it or not, I'm working on making some cloth baby books for a fundraiser for "world hunger!"

    FYI---Sarah found a beautiful Victorian style white lacy dress for Makayla to wear to the wedding---at a thrift store for $2!!!!!! Will be perfect---and nobody has to stress over dress alterations :-) It's not much like the original, but she looks like a doll in it. Will send a photo after the wedding.

  2. I have been wondering how the dress was coming! I am sooo glad that they found a little lace dress, she will look BEEE utiful in lace, and lord knows, the price is right! A happy, stress free solution!