Pat's Knitting and Quilting
November 22, 2010
I'm enjoying completing quilts that I started the last time I got in a quilting frenzy - so next up is the quilt I started HERE in July of 2009. I just fell in love with the tent panel and the fun little tied back door.
Pattern: Gone Camping by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan from November 2008 Issue of American Quilter Magazine
I prewash fabric, but don't prewash batting, so after a trip through the washer and dryer, the quilt gets wonderfully crinkly and puckery and the flannel backing becomes soft as can be, as you can see in the next photos.
Also in the kid quilt arena....sewing the binding on my Very Hungry Caterpillar...
I'm a total sucker for a mystery quilt even though it hasn't always worked out in the past - here are my pink/green strips for Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll. Using up lots of old scraps for this one!
and some of the many bali strips for another quilt...
November 10, 2010
The quilting switch has been turned on and the knitting switch is off and I'm having a blast. There are so many amazing quilt blogs out there - kind of like knitting blogs before Ravelry.
Here is what my sewing table looks like right now...
I have 3 quilts in line for machine quilting and 2 more in progress, so will take pictures of all of them as they are completed.
My plan is to make donation quilts for children - which frees up my inner spirit and helps me let go of perfectionism - I can take chances with design/color and know that a child will love to wrap up in these fun quilts no matter what. There are 3 charity organizations that I'm excited about - has anyone had any experience with these groups? If so, I'd love to hear about it - I just want to be sure that my quilts really get to a child.
Here's a tiny quilt that I just finished using these 4 patches made over a year ago. Sorry about the photos - it's raining, so these were taken with inside with poor lighting- better to get them up than keep waiting for sunshine!
Here is the back made with leftover squares - I actually like the back as much as the front!
Pattern: just scrappy 6" 9 patch squares sewn together
Some close ups of fabric/quilting
I may even try free motion quilting on one of these next few quilts - maybe I'll learn a new skill!
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