Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Basting, Quilting, and Basting some more...

I spent Saturday at Dawn's and got quite a bit done on the quilting front, in spite of a stash enhancement trip for Dawn, leaving to pick up lunch, and a tremendous amount of yakking going on.

The first order of the day was to baste and quilt the flannel baby quilt I posted about here.  T is taking off on Saturday for a three week visit to see his family, so if I can get this quilt done before he leaves, he can take both of the baby quilts with and I won't have to ship them at Christmas time.  His mother will take care of the wrapping for me.

For the quilting, I just did my wavy line grid pattern using King Tut in the Tiny Tuts color on both the front the back.  I really like how it turned out.  Here is the quilted, but untrimmed quilt:

A close-up of the quilting:

And the back:

Close-up of the quilting on the back:

The box from my sister didn't arrive until yesterday, so I couldn't do anything with the binding on Saturday, but the good news is that there was a half yard of the lavender fabric in the box, so plenty for the binding.  I got it pressed last night and will hopefully make and attach the binding today.

After I got the baby quilt quilted, I spent the rest of the day basting some other small quilts.  First up was this piece, which wasn't even supposed to become a quilt.  I made up this piece just to test out and practice the buttonhole stitch on my machine, but I ended up liking it so well that I found a border fabric in my stash and added it to make this little quilt top.  The binding will be the same fuchsia fabric as the inner border.

This next piece isn't really a quilt, more like a trivet.  I had an orphan block from that bargello quilt I posted about awhile back.  I added some borders and here's what I've got now:  


And finally, I also got this small quilt basted and ready for quilting.  This quilt is from my beginning quilting class in, ahem, 2001.  Nothing like procrastinating a bit!  The piecing leaves something to be desired, but I love it anyway, mainly because of the color combination.  Purple and yellow rock, in my opinion.  LOL 


zarina said...

I love the colors and fabric you have chosen for the quilts. I have two toddler size quilt to baste but I accidentally touched a hot pot with my right index finger so no sewing tonight.

Loris said...

Love that first baby quilt! The colors are wonderful and the plaid backing has got to be loved as much as the front :-)
The buttonhole practice is cute enough to inspire copycats!
Congrats on getting so much done..and finally getting a finish on 2001! (hey, that rhymes :-)

Barb said...

What a cute baby quilt...I love that grid quilting, goes fast and looks good when completed.