Sunday, February 11, 2018

First Fiinshes of the year!!

Well, there not quite finished.  Both these quilts need to be bound but I can't do that right now 'cause both my sewing machines that have walking feet are in the shop!  They managed to break down  in rapid succession in one afternoon!  The nerve!  Fortunately I have several back-up sewing machines so the sewing goes on!  Just no bindings....

That's part of the reason I have gotten these two quilts quilted.  When I get tired of sewing I'll go to pin another top on the Longarm,  kind of like an intermission;  something brainless I can do while waiting for the muse to reboot.  And then of course once a top is on the must be quilted!

Any who this first quilt was made with Orphan blocks given to me by a fellow guild member as thank you blocks after my first year as BOM coordinator.   I think these must have been left overs from a much earlier BOM winner, 'cause some of them were signed and dated.   It was easy enough to sew them together and add borders.  voila!  Another bunch of blocks rescued from orphan block oblivion!  It will make a great donation quilt!
I kind of regret using the dark thread in the light ares.  It shows all the boo boos.  I was being lazy, not wanting to take the time to change threads. 
Six of these printed sceens came along with the blocks and they helped to fill in the bottom and top borders. 
You can see how the dark thread looks so much better in the dark background. 
I used a lovely soft flannel for the backing.  I got it at the guild flea market,  it's hard to beat yardage at $4.00/ pound! 
Next up is a baby quilt I made for a good friends daughter who just had a baby.  I ordered this fat quarter bundle from Craftsy with this new baby in mind.  
I keep baby quilt designs real simple.
No point in spending hours and hours piecing some elaborate design. My hope is the baby quilts I make will be loved and used 'til they are all used up!
I used a fun easy all over doodle for the body of the quilt 
And free hand straight lines for the border.  Probably should have used a ruler....
but I think it will be OK with the recipient. 
That's all for now.  Have a Great week!
Cheers, CW


  1. I have to admit that the fabric in the star quilt looks very familiar...
    NICE job!!