Saturday, June 2, 2012

{Post #982} Pink Quilt Finished...Brown Quilt Needs Binding Hand Sewn

The pink baby quilt is washed and dried.  I love the crinkly look of a vintage-block quilt.  I washed the border print and the sashing ahead.  The blocks were too dirty and fragile to wash before quilting them.  It is 51" x 60", much larger than my usual baby quilt, but this mama loves vintage.  I think this might end up on a wall or something!!

This AM I also quilted this baby quilt.  Well, you'll just have to come back to see the front.  I LOVE this quilting pattern.  It's from Pajama Quilter, and it's called Fern Ziggle.  It is huge and soft and oh, so easy!!  

I used a brushed cotton for the snuggly soft :)

Top picture has flash on and the bottom one does not.  One quilts the wavy line first, then goes back and fills in ziggles on both sides.  Easy peasy.  I think it took about an hour to load this on the frame and quilt it.  Lightning fast, I tell you!  It's only 40" square.


Friday, June 1, 2012

{Post #981} Baby Quilt Nearly Finished

I had started this baby quilt just a short time ago.  Today I machine quilted it and sewed the binding to the front by machine.  I ran out of the pink plaid I was using for outer border and binding.  I did not want to make a trip to the store in hopes of finding another 1/4 yard.  So I did something I never have done before.  Look:

I was about 30" short of fabric.  I cut the strips 2-1/2" wide for the binding.  I had a 30" strip of 2" wide.  I cut a scrap of fabric I had from Susie's graduation quilt 3/4" wide and added it to the side.  When I turn and sew it by hand, no one will be the wiser.  I guess I could have found something that matched better, but it will be on the inside.

Some of the blocks had very tiny seams and were threatening to rip out, so I meander quilted the center.  I did large loopy daisies in the border.  Seems perfect for a baby girl, due on my birthday!

Hand sewing in order tonight!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

{Post #980} Hydrangea Revealed

Every year I wonder what color my hydrangea bush will be.  Well, for 3 years anyway.  This is the 3rd year I've had it.  An elderly woman in my church started this bush for me.  I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

Here it is in all its beauty this year.  There are several more blossoms to pop as of this picture:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

{Post #979} 5/6ths of Scrappy Bargello Center

This quilt center is 5/6ths finished!  I am still cutting up the shirts (laboriously).  I am generating as many strings and chunks as I am using, it seems.  But that's OK.  I may push through and cut enough strips to finish the center of this one.

Here it is shown on my 2 design walls, the one on the right being shorter than the one on the left.