Sunday, July 6, 2008

Top completed!!!!!

I finally got all the borders onto the quilt and the top is completed, despite the 'help' from Maxie!
Now my plan is to hand quilt it (67x89) and I hope to have it completed for Christmas. We'll see how I do. I sewed two placemats yesterday out of the blueberry fabric I got at the VQF....and forgot how to layer for the quick turn method so had to rip all the seams out of one and redo it. Closed them up last night and just need to 'play' with some free motion quilting....will wait until later tonight for that and hopefully it cools down a bit so I can put a fan in the window and cool it down to a comfortable level in the sewing room. After that, I really need to quilt a couple of Aidan's quilts since he is rolling over and will start creeping soon. Better to spit up on them than the carpeting....
I hit Joanns sale today and got a 40 yard roll of the warm and natural batting. It was such a good price with the extra 10% off. I figured it would last me a while and it won't go to waste.
So far, 5 hours of 'crafting' this month!


  1. I love the quilt! What pattern in that?? I'm sure you will have no problem getting it quilted by Christmas! Love the placemats! I guess, I should really make some of them...I'll have to add them to the list!

  2. Your hubby's quilt looks great. Good luck on the hand quilting.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. That quilt has turned out fabulous. I love the flying geese border. It really sets it off. The hand quilting will make it priceless.

  4. Your quilt top is just beautiful. And you are going to hand quilt it? ~ WOW! I really should do more hand quilting but seems like everything I do needs to be done faster. Someday.....