3 In Quilts/ Sewing

Another Quilt Finished!

At the moment I have a few too many quilts laying half-finished on my sewing room floor.  And a backlog of other projects that were put on hold during the back-to-school, harvest-the-garden rush.  But now that things are back to normal their usual level of  craziness, I have found a few minutes here and there to finish one of the quilts.

This is what I call a cuddle quilt.  Cotton flannel top, and polar fleece bottom. 

I cut the little 3-inch squares from scraps every time I make a flannel project and then when I have a big enough stack I turn them into a quilt.  This is the first time I have used large squares along with the smaller ones and I like the way it looks. 

It is quilted with a wavy free-motion stitch in purple thread!  I don’t usually like to use colours that really stand out, but I am getting more confident with my quilting and I love the way the purple blends with all of the colours.

The back is pieced from four pieces of fleece.  I really do love a pieced back on a quilt.  It just makes it that much more special. 

The binding is, of course, hand-stitched to the back.  Each time I am sitting for hours with needle and thread I start to wonder just how bad a machine-stitched edge would be???  But I persevere, and in the end I know that this last finishing touch is worth all of the time it takes.  And my grandmother would be proud.

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3 Comments

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    Sara
    October 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The dragonflies and frogs are adorably sweet;)

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    Jennie
    October 15, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Good evening, Andrea! Congratulations on creating another beautiful, exquisite quilt! You are a very talented quilter! I like your photos. I hope that you plan to keep your quilt so that you can enjoy all of your hard work! Good Night!

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    Yvette
    October 15, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Looks great and the colours work well…very clever!

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