Monday, March 30, 2009

Kinley's Quilt

I've been feeling a little under the weather and I didn't feel like wrestling with the jumbo flannel quilt yesterday so I put the binding on another project that has been sitting around for awhile.

It's pretty small (39.5" square) but it's a gift for an infant, so that's ok. It started out as an experiment to see how our slash and sew method works with charm squares. I did 2 cuts in each charm and then put four of the squares together before I quilted them. You may recognize the quilt from a previous post about the organic thread and backing fabric I used in it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and am very glad to have another project out of my sewing room.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Snowball Quilt

I found a fabric to use on the back:

(the one on the left is the new one, the one on the right is the one I already had)
And I started on the quilting. It's kinda hard to see, but I'm putting stars in the snowball area with yellow thread.

I'm not completely sure how I'm gong to quilt the bow tie area. For now I'm just glad that I'm still working on it and not shoving it back in the closet for a few more years. =)

Oh, and I almost forgot:

I saw this quilt at Seams Like Home when I was shopping for my backing. I'm not sure who made it, but I love it! (It's from the pattern Bright Idea from my book)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Second Thoughts

I made this quilt top about 6 years ago and just got around to putting the borders on today. The fabric was all purchased at the same time, I just put the top and the border fabric in the back of the closet before getting the borders on. So now it is ready to be basted and quilted and the more I look at it the more I wonder what I was thinking when I picked out the fabrics!?! The pattern is "Lunchtime!" from the book "More Quilts for Baby Easy as ABC" by Ursula Reikes and is made of alternating 4-patch and snowball blocks. The green from the 4 patch blends into my snowball block and the yellow inner border feels much too bright for the rest of the quilt. Live and learn, right? On top of that, I didn't buy enough backing fabric or anything to bind it with so now I need to go track down something that works (the quilt is all flannel fabrics which limits my choices quite a bit). If you have any suggestions for how to quilt it that might improve the look let me know- I hope to start working on the quilting next week. Just a warning though-I am opposed to unsewing- I'd rather live with a less than gorgeous but functional quilt than torture myself with unsewing.