Tuesday, August 31, 2010

15-year-old quilt top finally quilted!

Well, I have had this quilt in my sewing studio for almost 15 years now. It was missing 2 borders so I put those on and finally quilted this one up! I was using this quilt for practice while we were trying to fix my longarm so the quilting is not the best but I fixed the worst of it.
I'm excited now because I get to work on one I really love next! Yay for UFOs getting finished!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dolphins Baby Quilt finished!

I finished the Dolphins Baby Quilt today. I really love the colours in this one. Really, this should have been done a long time ago since I only needed to finish the edges. I'm not sure where this quilt will go. At first, it was to be for sale but I'm not very pleased with the quilting so then, I thought I would donate it, but now someone I know would like to buy it so I suppose I will end up giving it to my friend :)

The backing fabric looks like knitting!

Now, which UFO is next?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ballerina Kitten UFO finished!

This little quilt top, that I pieced about 10 years ago, turned out cuter than I thought it would. I will donate it to Project Linus in the fall, with the rest of the donations from my quilt & craft club.

You can see the quilting a bit in this photo. This is my go-to swirl, when I just want to get something quilted quickly and I don't have to worry if it will look all right :)

I bought this fabric for $2.00/m - I'll buy almost anything for that price! It actually looks pretty good with the top, as it mimics the pinks and greens.
Now, which UFO next?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Second Quilt UFO almost finished!

A friend came over the other day and fixed my longarm (it has had a problem off and on for two years now so I'm super excited that my longarm is finally working perfectly!) so I was able to get the "I Nearly Lost My Mind This Christmas, 2009" quilt up on the frame and quilted. This quilt is crazy busy because all I did was grab my pile of 4 1/2" squares and keep sewing until I felt better :) I think it will be a great picnic quilt, since I won't care too much what gets spilled on it. It's only about 50" square so it's not very big but will be easy to take along when we go kite flying for the day.
I ended up backing it with a very tiny, busy print that is black with pink flowers. It was only $2.00 a metre (I'll buy almost anything for $2.00 a metre!) and I'm glad I found a quilt to use it on.
So, tomorrow, I'll finish the edges and then I'm on to the next quilt! It's feeling so good to get some of these quilts finished!
Happy stitching, everyone!