Today I started planning a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife. I've wanted to make an I spy quilt for some time. This will be the one. I will use the pattern that has hexagons connected by equilateral triangles. I ordered two pieces of fabric and the batting today. These will be for the back and binding. The rest of the fabric will come from
This quilt is now basted and ready to quilt. I tried the Sharon Shambert basting method. I set up two utility tables in the garage so that the entire width of the quilt could be spread out AND my two pieces of wood stretched across the entire width of the quilt. Even though I will be machine quilting I used wash away thread and basted it using Sharon
I neglected to post about numb er two which was the delectable mountains quilt. Today I finished a paper pieced calendar quilt that I started in 1997. It was a mystery quilt from the internet. I machine quilted it and used an envelope edge finish. Woo Hoo! I also found another mystery wall quilt from the internet, yes, unfinished. This one is a Christmas
Thanks to the great cupons from JoAnne Fabriics this weekend I was able to buy the backing fabric and the batting for this quilt. I'm washing the backing today. Who knows when I will be able to starch and iron it. Hopefully it will be soon!
Yes, yet another UFO from the 1990's. I have 24 completed blocks and fabric cut for two borders. I may have enough scraps to make the back. We will see. Today I laid the blocks out on the bed and took photos of two different layouts. I also looked through all my quilt pattern notebooks to see if I still had the instructions. Did not find them. I
My sampler quilt is yet another UFO from the 1990's. All but two of the blocks had been pieced years ago. I had to take one block apart and redo it to get the points to match. I finished the last two blocks. I set the blocks on point with white sqares and triangles alternating. I chose a Celtic design to trace on the white pieces for quilting. The
Time to brag. The delectable mountains quilt won a blue ribbon in the Boone County, IN 4-H fair open show. I am very pleased.