Monday, August 26, 2013

Blue and White Quilt



Half square triangles are far from my favorite thing to do, but I love this quilt!  It really wasn't as bad as I always make HST out to be. I might even make another one.  This fabric is all from JoAnns, yep it was the quilter's showcase line that goes on sale for $2.50 a yard!  I have used it before and it makes a lovely quilt.  Feels and looks just like fabric that costs more.  The white is Kona, as I only use Kona.   I guess I'm a Kona snob.  My daughter has a quilt made from purples and greens quilter's showcase fabric and it is holding up to washings and wear very nicely.  The back reminds me of a present and was a slightly different way to put it together.  Love it!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two Color Quilt - Purple

 Here's Emma at 4 weeks.  She is almost 2 pounds now!  

I started this quilt (and a few others) before the long stay in the hospital.  I have been spending as much time as I can trying to get caught up on my quilts before she comes home.


Love this pattern, but the solid colors made it a little plain.  So I picked out a verigated purple thread to quilt it.  It wasn't the exact shading that I wanted because it never went to white.  You can hardly tell that it changes colors.  Hmmm....it would be easier to see on a dark quilt.  I was hoping that the curves in the quilting would soften the straight lines of the quilt.  I'll see it better once it's washed!



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Emma's First Baby Quilt


It's so nice to be back to sewing after such a long break!  I decided to start with something small for Emma since she is so small herself.  I made her this coin quilt and put minky on the back.  This was my first time quilting with minky and it went real smoothly.  The only thing that I noticed was it's a little thicker when I put the binding on.  Still no problems with the sewing machine or the Big Lady.


Quilting is free motion hearts and loops.



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