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


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! 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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