Sunday, March 27, 2011
A Finish, A Flimsy, and Fun
I am happy to say I completely finished the Happy Quilting quilt along piece. Just simple straight line quilting. The sashing is actually a creamy, yellow with tiny yellow flowers on a thin green vine. I think this one is going in the X-mas box. The side of the workshop was gracious to hold my quilt while I photo'ed, but wow - it was like 10 degrees and windchill ? My hands froze and then the camera seized - only one picture, but luckily it was this one.
All those pretty disappearing 4-patch blocks done and layed out. I worked a few blocks inbetween the quilting of the green quilt - suddenly they were done.
All sewn into rows, then together, and a really good pressing. Just to show that this was pressed with seams open - I found the moda pressed flatter this way as well as helped eliminate the bulk in those tiny spaces.
This is the 'Girlie, Girl' line and just so cute. I used the yellow daisy layer cakes in this pack for the border. I think a soft yellow flannel for the back and a pink with white dot binding will make a nice finish. This was fun to work on and went so fast. This D4P block is something I will definitely be using again.
I pulled out those strip blocks and my reds again and I decided some play time was deserved. 20 more blocks done so now I have a pile of 60. I like to work 10 at a time and then pin them together. These are 6.5" unfinished blocks and not sure yet just how many I need as I'm not sure what size quilt I will make. But there is still lots of red, so I will keep on.
I ,also, sent out charity blocks, charity quilts, relief quilts and I feel good about that. Remembering all those in need with this anonymous quote:
'Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love.'