Quilt Finish! “Leftovers” – last quilt for 2012


Snapped a few photos of “Leftovers” before climbing into bed. I didn’t measure it to get the final dimensions but it’ll make a nice lap quilt for me in my recliner. I used a really soft vintage sheet for the back. Batting was a pellon cotton I somehow ended up with so it’s not terribly thick but it’s really soft. I haven’t washed it yet. Quilting was mostly straight line inside the tan areas with a few rows of straight {Read More}

Quilt All of the Things


I have a whole bunch of tops that need quilting now, several of them have already been pin basted and are just waiting for me to get my act together. I haven’t quilted anything in a while so it took a bit to get my machine set back up for straight line and free motion quilting. I broke in my quilt leaf on my new sewing cabinet! I like it a lot I just wish I had more room in {Read More}

WIP Wednesday!


I haven’t done one of these in FOREVER! It’s good to see the progress I’ve made in the past few months though. I feel like I’m getting somewhere. Recent Finishes: Doggie Commission Quilt In Progress: “Leftovers” – top is finished. Need to pin baste and quilt it. I want to follow the lines of the quilt and do some straight line quilting. I toyed with the idea of filling in the tan areas with feathers but I’m not sure how {Read More}

“Leftovers” Border Reveal


After some deliberation and seeing what everyone suggested I took a gamble and tried a border I haven’t done before but I’ve been wanting to try. It still isn’t complete yet, I think I’m going to scallop the edges but for now you can get an idea of what I decided to do. Oh for reference here is how the poll came out: 63% (38 people) voted “No” 37% (22 people) voted “Yes” Many of the comments on my Facebook {Read More}

Leftovers – the quilt


I’ve been working on the HST units leftover from the snowball block quilt (see tutorial here).   Each block was trimmed down to 4″ square. Since I’m going pretty scrappy with this and not planning based on value or color it’s coming together quickly. My progress as of last night: Three more rows on the right and I’ll be done with the main part! Hoping it’ll be ready for borders tonight. And here is my design plan that I drew {Read More}