Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sail Away . . . Front or Back?

Just pressed, or from these photos, needs more pressing, a baby boy quilt for a friend of my daughter's new little one due in June.

This "Eye-Spy" started it off. Learning that this friend loves sailing, Pintrest helped me find this idea for the back:

I love the sailboat, too. So which is the front and which is the back?

Maybe I'll quilt it up and then decide.

Designed by me with help on the sailboat from All People Quilt.

Top measures 39" X 46" unquilted.

Made almost entirely from my stash! I purchased the cars and trucks fabric (in the eye spy) and sailboat sky background.

Linking up with Crazymomquilts for Finish it up Friday.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Finished Evergreen State

Here it is! A year + in the making, and fresh off the binding stitches.

I quilted this one with "e's and o's" on my domestic sewing machine.

A couple close ups of the quilting. As I'm doing it, I see the mistakes: stitches a little too big, e's a little too pointy. All together, it looks fine, and she's finished.

White peonies are damp with last night's rain. Pink ones are too heavy from the showers and need to be picked to enjoy inside.

The back has a framed Washington State toile and lots of Kona off white.

My favorite part is the block with the spools of thread and the two Martha Washington mineatures. I changed that from the original design.

Design: block of the month at Pacific Fabrics by Anna-Beth Meyer-Graham. Panel designed by Chandler O'Leary.

Sewn and quilted by me.

Size after quilting: 66" X 75.

I'm linking this happy finish with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. My Friday habit is to enjoy all the finishes. . . Have a look.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quilting Evergreens

This one jumps the queue. I have been working on Evergreen State in between visiting the art museum and attending a retirement luncheon. I'm doing the "O and E" design. . . . An all over design with cream thread.

This always feels that it takes forever, especially when you just want it finished, already. Slow and steady, slow and steady . . .

Back to work.