Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good Morning, Everyone. As promised here are some pictures of the new quilts. As you can see I have made progress on this one which is still on my design wall. I added the last four yellow pieces soon after I photographed this and downloaded the picture. I am debating on how to finish it. I have never liked putting a binding on the quilts. Usually I use the pillow turning method. But I am betting an itch to try a simple binding on this one. I will do some kind of simple in the ditch quilting.

Here is the finished baby quilt. I will be taking it over to my favorite local quilt shop to brag a bit. There are a couple of flaws but I think it is still worth a brag or two. This one is going to my niece for the baby she is expecting around the end of the month. They say it will be a little girl and I thought this quilt begged to be given to a girl.

Here is a close up of the center. As you can tell, I like the scrappy kind of quilt. The central fabric is left over from a quilt I did earlier in the spring which featured Mother Goose nursery rhymes. The rest was from my stash. The unfinished one is similar in that I used left over material from the other quilt from the spring. I had to use different reds and yellows because I did not have enough of the ones I started out with to go all the way through with them.

This picture shows a detail of the edge treatment. This quilt has also started me thinking about doing more elaborate quilting. It might have been nice on that yellow. But I don't have the maneuverability with my sewing machine to do it after the quilt is completed. I don't have a long-arm machine and won't be getting one. So I will have to think about how to over come that handicap.


Looking to the Stars said...

I love your work, your quilts are beautiful. They remind me of the quilt that used to be on my bed when I was a little girl. That quilt was in my family for over 100 years. It now is in the Pioneer Musuem here in Colo. Springs. Thanks for the memories :)

Kay Dennison said...

These are utterly fabulous!!!! I envy you your ability to do this.

I used to sew but since my stroke I have had to give up sewing. The most I can manage is counted cross stitch and needlepoint and even they can be a challenge.