Monday, July 25, 2011

Sherbet Pips Quilt

 I used a charm pack of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda, and Kona White.

After piecing the top, I sandwiched the quilt together, and used a light weight white for the back.

I found the free motion quilting design I wanted on Leah Day's "Find a Design" page.   Here is the flickr set of all her designs.  I picked "Over lapping Arches".

It's so fun quilting on my new HP Sweet Sixteen.  It stitches so smoothly. 

Remember, I picked a light weight back, because I wanted to do an over-lay with Joann's flannel backed satin (kids prefer the silkiness these days).

I washed the quilt for shrinkage.  After stitching around the edges, I also washed the back.

Then, I pinned the back to the quilt, silky side out, trimmed the backing to match the top, squared-up everything, again, and stitched all around the edge, 1/4 inch.  

Time for binding.  I wanted to try a thinner binding, so I started with a 1 3/4 inch wide strip. 

I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't.  You just have to be precise.  I like the thinner binding, but I think my favorite is still a 2 inch width. 


work in progress

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Onesies for TWO

You can never have too many "cute" onesies . . . especially for twins.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quilting Sherbet Pips

Almost done quilting my Sherbet Pips.

 I should have started my quilting pattern larger.  It's a bit too small, so it's taking a while to finish  .  .  .

but it sure is going to be cute!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nauvoo Quilt Shop

We were in Nauvoo, Illinois for a family reunion a few weeks ago when I came across Old Nauvoo Christmas and Gifts.  It always brightens my day when I come across a quilt shop while traveling.  Since this was a family trip, I "got lost" one morning, while making a grocery run.  I love the energy that comes from a quilt shop you haven't been in before.  They had a darling patriotic quilt in the window.

I couldn't get a resource for the pattern, but if you call them, I'm sure they can send it to you.

I broke my fabric purchasing diet, and bought Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey.   Visit this blog post of Aneela's to see the fabrics I purchased.