Friday, November 17, 2017
I enjoyed making these simple baby quilts. They are just a large uneven nine patch block made with two coordinating fabrics which were 1.5 yards. The inner section is 24 by 34 inches and the borders are 8 inches wide.
I bought the fabrics when a quilt shop nearby was closing earlier this year. They are all Riley Blake/Penny Rose fabrics.
I quilted the first one on my Tiara.
I quilted the second one on the Bernina Q24.
I found it easier to quilt this design on the sit down quilting machine because I could keep the borders more continuous. I chose a simpler border design on the second one to make up for that.
The first one has wild quilting in the center, feathers in the border, and flowers in the corners.
It has a cute red with daisy stripe binding.
The same red daisy is on the back.
The second one has a heart/swirl combo in the center, circular loops in the border, and flowers in the corners.
It has the same red daisy stripe binding.
The backing is the cute strawberry print from the top.
They both finish about 40 by 50 inches and will be donated somewhere soon. (I might take them to the local Project Linus.)
I love simple baby quilts!
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters have been up to.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
I enjoyed the Halloween decorations and quilts so much that it was hard to put them away. At least I was able to pull out some November/late fall decorations. My November bunting is the only one I didn't sew, but I did make it at a craft night at church.
I folded two Halloween quilts so that the orange minky showed and put them in my cabinet. I like how they look with the table runner I made in September.
An older mini quilt is on the kitchen table.
A Thimbleberries quilt is by the stairs along with Spring Race folded to see the minky and quilting.
It needs a little more color over there, so I have planned some more fall quilts.
I hope I have time to get to them later this month. However, I have Christmas things I need to make and these will probably have to wait for next year.
My basement is still decorated for fall, but I have been itching to see what my new Christmas tree looks like...
My husband keeps expecting to come home from work and see some early Christmas decorations in the basement. It hasn't happened... yet!
P.S. I think he just wants me to put the tree up early so that he can put his trains up early.