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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Log cabin quilt ready for quilting

It seems like winter is on its way out finally.  We have grass showing all over and the mud has officially started.  When I went shopping yesterday morning I saw tulips and brought some home to cheer the kitchen up.
A few weeks ago I took a log cabin quilt class and it was fun and easy for the most part. Last night I finished putting it together.  I used a mix of 30s fabrics and modern brights.  They look good to me.
I used a nice red and white as a border which made the white stand out even more but brought it all together too. 
I purchased a quilting machine on Friday!  It will be here in a week or so.  It was an unexpected event but it was on sale!  Who says no to a big sale?  This will be quilted on the new machine. :)

Old mystery quilt quilted and bound!

Our local quilt shop used to have mystery quilt night once every few months.  You would pick a colorway and that's all you knew about it until you were almost done.  Omg did my friends and I look forward to that night.  The quilt below is a churn dash that was easy and fun to make.  Seriously, we would sew and sew for hours and the top would be done when we left!  I miss those classes!  I quilted this on my friend Kim's Tiara and started to really get the hang of it by the time I was done.  Lucky me...the newer version of that machine was on sale this weekend and before I knew it, I was signing on the dotted line.  My friends were there when I was told about the sale, and Sandy had her calculator out crunching numbers in like 5 seconds.  She told me I could afford it, and then I was in the office buying it!  Holy cow.  I am not suffering buyer's remorse at all.  We told my daughter that she had to come and take her hope chest out of her old bedroom so I can put it there.  Tonight she and Patrick came for it, so I am ready!  Washed the window where it will be and washed the wood floor too.  I am soooo excited.
Isn't the binding fun?  Believe it or not, I am beginning to enjoy hand-sewing bindings on.  
I used a pretty lofty batting, so the quilt is nice and warm.  Hey, I am becoming a finisher now...not just a top- maker.  Maybe I am turning over a new leaf!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Baby quilt finished! Anita Goodesigns nursery rhyme!

I put the binding on the quilt tonight as soon as I finished quilting in the ditch.  I used a lofty batting in the middle so that the 1/2 inch seams wouldn't be too lumpy on the back.  It's so fluffy and warm.  
There is a cute flannel fabric on the back.  This is a snugly warm quilt.  The baby is due in 12 days, and I want to give it to Kristy tomorrow, so tonight is its last night in my dining room.  This was one of my favorites of all time, and I will make one like this again.