Sunday, April 23, 2017

Emma's Lavender-Green Quilt

This quilt was made from a kit given to me by my sister-in-law.  I finished it last night.  Thank you, Annette!

I'm going to save it for Emma for Christmas.  The green fabric is chenille.  The pantograph pattern is Folk Irises.  It measures 47" x 57".

The light mint green with lavender butterflies is flannel.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Emma's Lavender-Green Quilt

The majority of the quilt top is together.  Most of the fabric is from a kit my sister-in-law gave me.  The green rectangles are chenille.  I have one more border to add to it -- a light green flannel with lavender butterflies.  The binding will be purple.  

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A little while later:
Outer border is on.  As soon as I put together a back, it'll be ready to quilt.  It measures 47" x 57"  The original kit quilt was 32 1/2" x 40 1/2".

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Found a Quilt Amidst All the Cleaning and Sorting

While cleaning out Caleb's old cubbyhole (large storage space under the eaves, accessed via divided doors at the end of his long closet), I found this quilt.  It's still like new... and I think, though I am not sure, my late sister-in-law Janice made it.

I've washed it and given it to daughter Lydia to use in her little boy Jacob's new bedroom.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Customer's 'Toys' Baby Quilt

I finished my customer's baby quilt tonight.  It's quilted with a Trains pantograph.  The back is flannel.

Flannel back

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Sizzix Eclips2 Cutter

Tonight I finally had time to get out my new Sizzix Eclips2 Cutter that the children gave me for Christmas.  In nothing flat, it cut 12" x 24" sheets of fusible-backed fabric into petals, with very little waste.  And thus, entirely without meaning to, I have started on the quilt I designed in EQ7 a couple of days ago (see previous post, here).

Unbelievable, how much time this is going to save me in cutting appliqués.  If I use this method of affixing fusible (I used Heat 'N Bond Lite) to the fabric before cutting, however, I'll have to switch to raw-edge appliqué, and put a fine satin stitch around each piece.

There will be a whole lot of other uses for it, too.  I've only just begun to learn about it.

Slightly different version of the Baskets of Lilies quilt:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Baskets of Lilies Quilt

When you don't have time to actually sew a quilt, ... 
you design one in EQ7!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Norma with Her Quilt

Here's Norma, my sweet mother-in-law, with her quilt last Saturday; Larry is helping her hold it up.