Wednesday, 15 April 2009


In the process of quilting there are many types of basting methods. Traditionally quilts were basted using tread and needle, however here I used safety pins instead. For this project a quarter of an inch fiber were laid internally and placements of safety pins basted quarter-section in parallel rows in opposite directions were adapted throughout about 5" apart each rows.

The basting took place on my prep-table since it is a single and the table could just accommodate the project by quarterly process.

It is necessary to roll or fold the quilt for machine-quilting. This is done by using a free motion method. In my case since I have an ample space I let it loose for easier turning since I used the stitching in the ditch and tracing down the shape of each flowers.

The quilting was done using my other 'old-faithful', the embroidery machine which with my magic wand I transformed it to straight stitching machine for quilting.

The quilting is half way through and I need a lot of courage to really sit and sew...... !


Aida said...

diah..nice xegon piece u hv there...happy quilting..don't mind if i put yr blog under my blog list..thanks

FAWA said...

i like this grandma garden...

DiahRothman said...

You are most welcome to link and thanks for visiting.

DiahRothman said...

Have visited yours and you are good with your writings..wanna try sewing?

MariaFaizal said...

Still long way for me to do quilting.How much do you sell the quilt sis?

BTW sis,
No one picked up the number (but I've only tried dialling the number 3 times, at different timing).

Have a great day!

MamaDaniel said...

Kak D.. cantik la..
Camner akak sambung hexagon block with border ek? kena cut tru the hexagon yg paling tepi ke? tq..

DiahRothman said...

To you, I won't sell! You can do it yourself since you are now on it.

Sorry Maria, maybe they have moved or changed nos. What is your next sewing project?

DiahRothman said...

KD sebenarnya tak pernah buat hexy shape tinggal separuh untuk tepi. Untuk sambungan tu, just insert your border piece underneath just enough to seam down. It is lovely if you could mitre the corner of your frame.
But with usual framing it is still okay. Selamat mencuba.

MariaFaizal said...

I am thinking stuffed toys or ornaments like birdies or heart-shaped ones. But I'm stuck as i don't how to sew the seam :(

My daughter's doll dress (i wanted to do tutu skirt but it came out 'tooot' skirt, he he..).So malu nak publish!

DiahRothman said...

You are so exited about all these. Try this site----

Sonnja said...

The quilt looks beautiful!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

DiahRothman said...

Thanks for the constant visit here. This piece is gradually growing and near to completion.

limpingalong said...

I love your Grandmother's Garden.
I wish mine was as far along as yours, but, alas, I'm just plodding along slowly.

The wedding couple were beautiful!

DiahRothman said...

Thanks, right now I am doing the final touch.
Yes, they are two beautiful pair.

Robyn said...

You go girl!!
I'm cheerin ya on.. it's looking wonderful and you're so fast!
Robyn xx

DiahRothman said...

Thanks, you are so supportive. Can't go any fast...see you soon.