Saturday, November 29, 2008

ho ! ho ! ho !

I have had two stacks of fat quarter Christmas fabric that I have been itching to work with.

I know I said that I had to finish all my other projects first, but it's Christmas and we need a Christmas quilt, so all other projects got shifted around. I can do that.

I keep seeing these stacked coin quilts, so I copied one. I have been working on it for about 3 days now, only during nap time and nap time has been averaging about an hour and a half.

I hope I can get it done before Christmas is here.

I saved some of the fabric so I can piece something together for the back of the quilt. Not sure what color I am thinking for the binding, probably red.

It will be a little larger than my usual quilts, when all is said and done.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

[birthday polka dots]

This one (remember this one ?) came back from the long arm quilters as well. It is a birthday gift for my niece who has already turned two.

The colors are a change for me, and so is the actual quilting. I picked this pretty flower pattern. Look closely, you see the flowers ?

So I put the binding on today, not my best job. I think I need some "binding lessons". My corners always suck even though I follow basic directions.

Now I am wrapping it up all pretty and sending it away to South Carolina.

I have some new quilt ideas but I am trying really hard to finish my other projects before I start a brand new one. I say that a lot don't I ?

The finished size of this quilt is 40"x54" and it is backed in a beige floral fabric.