36" x 48"
I started this top last week when Randy came over to sew. It's small so the top did not take long and since I was on a roll with this 'Finsh 'um up' thing; I did!
I know it seems kind of small for a donation quilt but this one will be donated to the Lap Quilts for Wheel Chair Bound Vets project. This is the size they suggest.
I quilted this very simply by quilting X's in each patch,
but since some of them were rectangles and some squares it made this interesting pattern on the back. I kinda like it!I quilted this free hand on my long arm thus the squiggly lines. Straight lines take a ruler or fence and a lot of time but I can quilt this style free hand, it looks pretty good and it does not take much time at all.
I finished this top in July while visiting Randy and Lori before the Sister's show. I got it quilted straight away after I got home and then stalled out on the binding!
50" x 57"
What is it about bindings that make it so tedious?! Do you have that problem? I sure do!
Well I got a machine binding on it and done...finally! I use this lovely floral flannel for the backing. I really like to use flannel backings, makes a quilt so much cozier!
45" x 55" (after washing)
Next up; is this yarn dyed bar quilt, which I started Before Sister's, finished the top in July where it got stalled out in the 'waiting to be quilted stage'! It's a wonder I get anything done the way I stall out! LOL
I washed this one after I finished it and I was shocked at how much it shrank! I am going to have to rethink my no wash-before-sewing policy on these yarn dyed fabs! I think it shrank at least 2-3 inches in each direction! I will say these particular fabs were not the best quality = loosely woven. That should have been my clue!
These quilts were all machine bound. I've been experimenting with different ways to do this for a while. What's you favorite Machine binding technique? Back to front, front to back etc?
Have a great rest of your week!