Monday, September 15, 2014

Humming in the Sewing Room

 First thing in the morning, I put the borders on this little butterfly and flower quilt.
 Then I figured out how to use up every last bit of fabric to piece this strip so the backing was long enough to work!
 and then I loaded it up on the frame!
 I did a cute butterfly/fairy wings/ angel wing pantograph in a pastel thread.
 It took a few hours and several good resting time but I got it finished!
 The binding was put on completely by machine and now I can give it away to a newly born little girl!
 And just because the design wall was empty, I pulled this pile of blocks back out to put them together.   I had to trim each block to square them up, then sew them together!
 I need to buy just the right combination of rainbow fabric for the borders!
 Here is a neat trick for storing blocks and newly cut fabric-line a pizza box with parchment paper!
 It will keep your blocks in order and together until you get to them again!
 I have enough squares to make another kid quilt out of these using the disappearing pinwheel again.   It was that fun to make and since I have the fabric, I will make another!
The quilting frame was empty so I loaded another quilt from Millie.   She is still using up the pile of vintage blocks she has and so I will begin work on this one!

6 comments:

  1. My goodness! You hare a quilting maven, aren't you? I love that pink flowered baby quilt. So, some little girl is going to enjoy that until it falls apart some day.

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  2. Beautiful quilts. Are there any baby girls in your future?

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  3. I love pieced backs. It makes that gorgeous little quilt even more spectacular.

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  4. Pretty quilt! The candy colors are beautiful...and of course I love the rainbow progression of the in-progress quilt!

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  5. I've only quilted a full size quilt twice. Are the pictures on your blog of a long arm quilting machine? Sorry to be so dumb.

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  6. The pizza boxes are a great idea. They're good for scrap-bookers too because they hold twelve inch paper flat!

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