I've been making progress on Levi's quilt, all I have left now is the binding. I did learn something on this that I'd like to share for the benefit of others...... DON'T try the Polyester version of Warm & Natural!! I tried it for the first time, because I thought it would be warmer. That might be, but it was a nightmare to quilt! I didn't like the end result as well as I could, but Levi doesn't notice the difference, so I'll be quiet now.
Here's the back:
Some stitching designs on the back.
and some more...
Front view, as you can see it's a bit distorted because of the batting. It's kindof stretchy or something, it was seriously testing my attitude!
Dad was here when I was working on the front, and asked it if came with batteries!
Andy had to crawl accross it and taste it to test it out.
I love these kids!! Breanna & Levi used to wear these matching PJ's.
(Yes, her pants say "coffee addict", she made them- and was sure they had to be out of that piece of flannel.)
Some maple leaves on the back of a quilt I quilted for Lucy.
I do all my work by free-hand, so it's hard to get it to look perfect. I'm allways my own worst critic, tho.
Last week I sent the pink quilt and bag off to the "Mommy-to-be", but first I took some more pictures of the quilting while the sun was bright. I love how it turned out!
It's been folded up for awhile so had some creases, but the quilting is so pretty to me.
Last week I also got 8 quilting books on craigslist, for FREE!! I had to drive to Anchorage to get them, but that was ok with me!
I've had fun looking them over quickly, and now have more projects in mind! When I got there she said they were all brand-new, she'd wanted to learn to quilt but never had. Now since she's moving, she's also moving on. She was apologizing for the one having a messed up back cover.... I assured her that was just fine with me!
What was really funny, was that while Mom was here she'd showed me this cute little bag someone made for her- she thought I should try one. And as I was reading thru my new books..... I found the pattern!!!
Mom's was just 2 pieces of fabric, mine is like a mini-quilt. And all out of tiny scraps.
You use two layers and batting in between, it's a nifty little bag!
In the book, it was called a "totable", and can be made in all different sizes for different uses!
What have you been up to in the craft room?