Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Week of Quilts - Day 3 I'm Doing This!

OK Day 3, here we are with a WIP that is at least 5 years old!!

I found a few half done 1/4 log cabin blocks and a big pile of randomly cut strips while shifting stuff from the downstairs garage sewing space to the new upstairs sewing room.

From memory the inspiration fabric was Backyard Baby by Patty Sloniger, a designer for Michael Miller fabrics....my helper is still struggling with the "stand still " concept of picture taking hahaha

I'm feeling pretty good about having this little pile of nothing turn into a sweet little quilt

Being of the lazy quilting type ( I'm definitely a piecer! ) I thought I'd try out this cute snake like stitch on my Elna, just as a change from my huge repetoire of....straight stitch quilting LOL

All I can say is thank F*** it was a teeny tiny quilt....it was sooooo slow

It looks super cute unwashed and dried so I'm hoping that the spa treatment will accentuate the pucker of the snake stitch....which I will never do again!

It's a sweet 36" x 45" and the mint stripe binding was a moda print from my stash, so YAY to using up what I already have.

And that's Day 3 and Wednesday hump day just about gone :) and since it's been a while that I've posted midweek Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts.

Sew Fresh Quilts

Happy halfway through the week my Peeps!


  1. These colors are stunning! Tell me please, HOW do you get your corners so tight and pretty. I can never get mine that pretty and I would rather machine bind for the strength factor. I have watched tutorial after tutorial and I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but it is something! :( I always seem to have too short of an edge to flip over to make the corner? If that even makes sense. :( Thanks for any advice! lol This is beautiful!

  2. Hahahaha! I love your brutal honesty about how long the quilting took! Hooray for finishing an old WIP -- I've been trying to do that this year too!

  3. Good Morning!
    I just purchased my first Elna - and my wheelhouse is straight line quilting. Love, love, LOVE this quilt. I love the fabrics but most of all I love your quilt holder. How sweet is that?!! Yay you for getting a great finish out of an old UFO! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. very pretty, I love your fabric choices!

  5. my quilt holder struggles with stand still also and he's 35 so she's doing great. it's so cute that she wants her face out for the pictures too.


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