Sunday, December 22, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching -- The Gingerbread Men Quilt

I have finished all twelve of my gingerbread men and formed them into a table topper top.

I put it on my longarm frame so that I could baste it.  I love it when the back is nice and flat.  This is a great place to do it.  You can see the machine stitches running through their bellies and close to the block seams.  How I will quilt it is yet to be determined.  I'm even considering taking the longer route and hand stitching them!  I'm not sure if I completely know what to do for that...  It could be a great learning experience.  I could just throw it on my domestic machine and free-motion quilt it...  We shall see.  It's a small enough project to throw in my sew-to-go bag.

I was going to decorate them with rickrack and buttons, but now I'm not going to.  I like them just they way they are.  I did pick out a cute striped fabric for the binding that will be enough.

The good news is that the little gingerbread man table topper I have been working on at school is now a complete topper.  The bad news is the it is too cold in Ohio to operate my longarm.  (It is kept in our other house that is not fully heated.  I would have to run the fuel oil furnace for about five days to get the head of my longarm to a consistent temperature.  At the colder temperature the stitches skip.)  My longarm is covered up for now.  I will be piecing away quilt tops until spring.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

12 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

These turned out very cute! Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks, Gretchen. Have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the season.

Deb A said...

The little men are adorable! Give the hand quilting a try.... it is addictive!

Sarah said...

Those gingerbread men are so sweet. It will make a great table topper!

Karrin Hurd said...

The gingerbread men quilt is adorable. Great work!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

I love these cute little gingerbread men! It will look great no matter what way you quilt it!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

It is a pretty quilt. I didn't realise that the temperature played a part in how well sewing machines work.

Jill said...

Too-cute and adorable gingerbread men on a perfect background fabric. At least the topper is done. I'm considering having my next quilt based on a long arm. I could never have one as they take up too much room. A good plan to keep on piecing until the weather is warmer for your machine to operate well.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your gingerbread men are so adorable! I love that one of them has a pink heart. Enjoy your stitching as you finish them up!

Kim said...

The gingerbread look fabulous together. I love that you are not adding bits and bobs to them. It does sound a little chilly there.

Jenny said...

That didn't take you too long at all. Top finished, now on to the next step!

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