First up, the little tumbler star table runner that finishes at 12 x 48. I’m Not sure exactly how I’ll quilt this one, but it’s going to be pretty basic.
Second, the 24″ square tumbler star doll quilt. This one is going to be quilted, I think, to emphases the stars.
Third, China Plates. I think I’m going to do straight line quilting through the middle of the hexagons.
The fourth is the pink and red Winding Ways that finishes at 27″. I’m going to quilt to emphasize the circle effect. This one I should have done before now. It would be great to have this one hanging around Valentine’s Day. Next year it will be!
All of them have the batting cut and ready and I’ll get the backings and bindings ready for them on Friday. I’m going to baste some temporary muslin borders on each of the four so that they’re large enough to put in the hoop and I can get right to the edges, although I may do the table runner without a hoop. I think that will work as long as I baste it well enough.
Why have I got all 4 of them out? Because I really want to get back to hand quilting the Ferris Wheel quilt, but would like to use these tops as my warm-up quilts.
Last night I designed yet another quilt in EQ but that’s it for a while. I need more stitching time! I’m almost three-quarters of the way through making one of the pieced borders for Scrappy Star. Once I get that done and added to the main body of the quilt, I’ll decide whether it needs the final pieced border I was thinking of adding.
Baxter is 10 months old today. He’s growing so fast now that we’re seeing changes in him almost daily and his silver markings are starting to show more and more.
Happy ten month wishes to Baxter! It’s lovely to see your little quilts again.
I must say that I am partial to the quilt with the Kaffe fabrics! Brilliant! 10 months, could it have been that long?
It’ll be great to see your hand quilting! This is like your own series, isn’t it?
Happy Almost a Full Birthday, Baxter!
Nice little quilts! You actually need a “warm up” with all the quilting and piecing that you do? I don’t think so……:)
All of these little quilts are so beautiful…..and perfect for your warming up your quilting stitches…..very smart! And I can’t believe Baxter is 10 months old! Where did the time go, right?
Gorgeous quilts – have fun quilting them! Baxter is very handsome!
Well you will be nice and warmed up and have 4 finished projects to show for it. I love it when a bunch get finished in a short time.
Baxter is becoming very regal looking. I love how he has filled out. (not to mention how photogenic he is!)
I agree with Sara……you don’t need much of a warm up. You produce some awesome quilts. Always enjoy seeing what you come up with next.
I just love the red and pink winding ways…so pretty!
THe fabrics and patterns are beautiful. The China Plates also looks like a European marble floor to me. Love the 3=D look of the Winding Ways.
Baxter is one lucky kitty.