Friday, October 22, 2010

Some Quilt Patch Progress

I started working on this quilt last week. I'm using the Aldo to Zippy fabric along with a few other dots and solids. I like how the patches are looking so far. This quilt is going to be a gift for a little boy due in December.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A few Bibs for Newborns in Need

I whipped up 4 bibs yesterday to take to my Newborns in Need meeting tonight. I volunteer once a month with Newborns in Need, we make up Layette packages for babies whose families are in need or crisis. We always seem to be short on bibs, so I put a few together quickly. If anyone is interested in more info about a chapter of Newborns in Need in your area, check out the Newborns in Need website.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I finished quilting this quilt this afternoon. I hurried up and made the binding and have it attached. I just need to hand sew it on. I used loops for the quilting this time. This quilt gave me some trouble earlier in the week. Well, my thread was giving me trouble because I was using the little thread guild on a big spool of thread. Every so often when I was quilting it would pull the thread underneath. I changed the needle, adjusted the tension, and was frustrated until I figured out what I had done wrong. Live and learn. I knew that thread guide was for bigger spools, I just wasn't using it. Sometimes you just have to go back to the basics.

We're off to go camping this weekend, so maybe I'll have time to finish the binding.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Quilt Completed

Troy wanted to be in the picture with the quilt. He's such a little ham.

I finished the binding on Wednesday night. It only took me 3 days to quilt it last week. I love the colors and I like the paisley binding too.

I tried doing the tumbling squares on the back and am happy with how they turned out. I might have to try a whole quilt like this.