Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crumb quilt FINISHED!!!

My Wednesday last week was a little different than I expected.... I went with G to take the kids to Grandma's house for the day. Then, we headed over to Lady Lake to do some errands for the store and checked in on the construction progress. Then back home to start some quilting after a quick lunch at Zaxby's. At that point... it was close to 2PM. We tend to leave to pick them up around 4...... so I quickly made the backing - I found 5 yards of this cute print of lavender on cream.

I keep looking at it and love it.... so may have to go find a wee bit more of it as I have another project in mind for it. More on that later...
I can't seem to find my boards that I use to pin the quilts since we moved so back to the floor to pin the quilt. It actually was not too bad but I will be heading to Lowes to get some more 2x4's so I can go back to my preferred method of prepping quilts for quilting. (I use a method Sharon Schamber showed me at a class a few years ago - roll the backing on a board, the top on a board and then roll out a part on a table or counter and pin that section, roll down to expose some more and pin, etc. This works great - no painful back issues from leaning over on the floor and you can do a large quilt in a small space.) After it was all pinned, it was time to quilt it on my little Viking machine. This is the only machine I use and it does all my sewing. Maybe someday I'll get another... but for now I do love my sewing machine. It was one of my 2 'splurges' when I sold my house back in 2005. Since there were so many seams I just did a meander over the quilt. Over the next few days, I was busy sewing the binding down whenever I got a few minutes and the cats and kids were not pulling on it. AT seems to be snuggling under it as much as Em... so I guess I'll have to move his quilt a bit up on the list so he can have a new one this year too.

Thanks so much to Jo over at Jo's Country Junction for hosting the Crumb along last fall. She is having another reveal this month that I will link up to and you can go see the first reveal back in November right here.


  1. Love it - it turned out great!

  2. Beautiful quilt and I have never heard of the method you described for prepping a quilt. That sounds interesting and might help with my kitties!

  3. I like it too. Makes one smile to look at it :)