Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh Christmas Quilt, Oh Christmas Quilt...


Another project to cross of the list! I'm glad this is done, it was fun, and it turned out really great. It was a big project I wanted to get done before Thanksgiving! I used flannel for the back, its red, so i washed it ahead of time, but still some of the pieces with red polka dots turned slight pink. I hate using red. I love the look, but it makes me nervous and I sit by the washer just twiddling my thumbs wondering if its going to bleed even after I pre-wash! This one was a beast to quilt, I think its the flannel on the back. But I'm proud to say there are no puckers in sight......except one. This will make a nice cozy addition to our Christmas decor!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Quilt Top


So I've finally got the Christmas quilt top done. Except for a blue polka dot border. I was too lazy to take it off the chair, so you get to imagine what the rest of it looks like. :) There are twelve blocks, I can't remember how big I decided it would be, but it will be a nice size with a 4"border all around. I've had a hard time making myself work on this one, some quilts I get so excited about I just HAVE to finish them as fast as possible, and others, like this one get put on the back burner. Maybe its because I'll be stashing it away for 11 months out of the year? That's probably it. I really love it now that I can see it put together. I think I sewed the blocks together wrong about twenty times, so my seam ripper and I became very well acquainted.....again.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Quilts

I finished these ones up last week. I decided to use up my fabric stash before I buy new stuff, so these were made with fabric I had and scraps from other projects. I've learned that I really like binding my quilts by hand. Its always nice to sit on the couch and do something that only requires my fingers to move, that doesn't happen very often. I always feel kind of sad when I'm all finished and have nothing else to bind!