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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Little Quilts Bound... Wednesday's Work...

First the Sugar Bowl quilt. I think these must be called sugar bowl's instead of baskets because they don't have all the triangles they usually have. I bound this with "cotton bowl" fabric from Moda. I like the cotton bowl because I am from TN and I have picked cotton when I was little. I tried to make my fm quilting a lot finer for this one. However it "ain't" perfect by any means.

This was the first time I ever did a row of triangles, I have always been  afraid of them because I thought they looked hard and I really thought they would be hard being so small but actually I did OK with them. I have learned not to iron my pieces this the unit is done and I am read to square, they don't stretch out of shape that way.

Now I tried to get a little fancy here and used a curved ruler, I still am not good at following lines like this but I am getting better. I figure making these 20 little quilts in this book would be very good practice.

Now this one I wish I had a queen sized one too! lol, I think its because I like the colors. I was trying to get creative with the border quilting and used a coaster to make the curves. Unfortunately I had to go over some of them more than once because I didn't plan it out right to follow a continuous line... oh well, like I said, glad I don't know any quilt police!  This is the Anvil block.

Well... next I am cutting out the tree everlasting little quilt. I hate to say it but to me it looks monotonous but I need the practice on the little triangles so it will be great for that. In the book its in a solid color but I choose a print that I thought would connect better with a tree. Pictures as soon as I get the top make.

Blessings Yall!


  1. I'm just amazed at the amount of work that goes into these beautiful quilts!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. thanks so much for visiting, I just love your mini`s, the basket one in its finess, and the other with its utility look they are just too adorable.. a wall of mini`s is a great idea