Saturday, July 14, 2012
Christmas Quilt Along
Today is our July installment of the Fiestive Mystery Quilt by Sue at Quilt Times . Today's hostess is Lynne over at Sewn Wild Oaks.
While I wait for everyone to wake up, I am gathering my pieces and supplies for the day. I have some doll quilts for the Mrs Claus program that I plan on finishing up by this weekend so I can mail them on. I will be updating on this single post thru the day.
I have decided to go with the simplest layout and only a 4 x 5 - which means I have some blocks left over, but they will be used in something. This will make a nice couch throw, so maybe a pillow to go with it. Now to the borders.
The borders are on. I want to give this a good starch pressing. By working this construction method - optional layouts - I had to repress seams to get them to mesh up, but some I couldn't do that with so areas are bulky and need a good damp cloth pressing - Bella solids do not press well with a bulky seam. Now to play with that pillow.....
The pillow is finished - will need to pick up an 18" pillow form for it - I love big pillows!
I have gotten three of the six doll quilts quilted up. I will finish the others and then machine bind them. I think it has been a good sewing day!
Well, I have only two more bindings to finish up on the doll quilts - will share these on Monday's post. My furries want me to take a walk with them. I share Moe a lot of late, so I need to share Bella - yes, we are going in search of some fresh cat nip - a taste and a roll and I can snip some up for in the house. She is fun to watch - she finds those plants so easily, then pulls down the stems, strips the leaves off, and then rolls in the pile. So I bid you all a good night.