Saturday, March 19, 2011

a baby quilt

So, what's new this week???  Not much here, unless you count almost another quilt finish!  It's all quilted and ready for binding.  So.  I have to say that the stippling went much, much better this time!  For one thing, the fabrics I'm using are all 100% cotton.  I do have to admit that I'm surprised at how poufy the quilting turned out though.  And, alas - even though I pinned and repinned super tightly the back still got puckers!  BAH!  I think I'm still going to go with it though, even though it is going to be a gift......or should I not???
baby quilt
here's the front, I didn't take a picture of the back.  I'm not done yet, but she knows I'm making it for her so I feel like it's okay to put a picture up?  Sorry if I ruin any sort of surprise!  Anyways, she said she is going to do purple, teal and brown for her baby's room.  I found a pattern that I liked (and looked easy) in an old Fons and Porter magazine,100_2631[1]
  I made the squares an inch smaller and did my own thing for the borders, I did take the idea for the flying geese set in the outer border.  I have been wanting to try flying geese for awhile now!  As per norm, everything is from my stash (thanks Mom!) and all I had to buy was thread.  I might have to buy some purple to do the binding because I don't know if I have anything suitable.  We'll see.
It snowed last night and was snowing this morning a little bit.  Everyone keeps getting all upset that it is Mid-March and still snowing, but frankly I'm getting used to it!  Every year it stays cold until like June, so I'm not going to expect Spring until then.  I am kind of excited that my tulips and daffodils have poked up though!  And, it's snowed and frozen twice since they did and they still keep getting bigger so I think they are going to survive.
Next weekend is the Spring scrapbooking retreat!  I'm very much looking forward to it!  I have been sewing and quilting so much that it will be interesting to see what I come up with for scrapbooking!  I think I might work on Florida pictures so I can imagine what it would be like to be warm again!

1 comment:

mainer said...

It looks good! Have you tried spray basting? Much better than pinning.