Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cheddar & Greens


I'm doing the Happy Dance, it's DONE. A breeze blew just at the exact moment I snapped the shot and I had to cut the underwear hanging on the line outta the picture, but you get the idea, don't you?

This is a baby quilt began long ago and is being delivered late, dang. I have such good intentions, and very poor follow-thru, but I AM working on that!

As mentioned before, this was my first attempt at meadering machine quilting. I always do grid quilting using painters tape or stitch-in-the-ditch, I gravitate to what's easy to do "right".

When the Quilt Police come to arrest me regarding my binding,I'll cleverly distract their attention over to the fact that THE BACK binding corners show perfectly mitered corners. When I attached the binding this time I chose to do a 1/4" seam(I usually like it about 3/8", but when I turned it to the back, it was about 1/2-5/8" wide! I was going to resew the binding on with a deeper seam allowance, but once I turned the first corner and found the corners turning SO easily I was in heaven, lol. Guess I'll go back to my 2-1/4" binding strips like I used to do...or not.

After I finished this baby quilt I ran and started something NEW, oh yeah! I am trying Billie Lauder's Faux Log Cabin pattern. I needed something fast to donate to our Company's Bid-n-Buy at our Annual Christmas Party mid-December. If it turns out ok I'll donate it for that, if not, I'm sure it will find a good home.

Have a good week!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful quilt - I love the colors and the simple pattern and the border, too! Good for you for quilting it outside your comfort zone.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pair of... I mean quilt! Unusual colour palette for a baby, I'm sure you know I love it!

Gail said...

I like the quilt colors, not typical for babies. Also, I love what you did for your borders, what a great way to add a little interest! Nice job.

joyce said...

I love the colors on this quilt. I am sure babies like bright colors as well as the next person. I'm not sure why we feel we should do everything in pastel or blue or pink for them. The border is interesting and your meandering looks fine. I would probably call that stippling because I can never get my stippling as tight as it should be. Lol.

debraspincic said...

Great and Done! What more could a person want?

Lisa D. said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

NIce quilt! I have a similar (far more scrappy) UFO... I'll have to keep your border in mind...

QuiltingFitzy said...

Thanks for the nice comments. Sorry I can't respond to those who are no-reply and anonymous! And I can't switch to BETA until they let me, harrumph.

The pattern isn't my own, but if I knew the proper source to credit, I sure as heck would!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! And I think that border is just beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love it! Aren't you glad you finished it???!!! I'm working on that late-getting-things-accomplished myself!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

I love the colors. Wonderful!

diva of quilts said...

Great quilt! Love the colors too. thanks also for visiting my blog :-)

Shelina said...

Your Cheddar & Greens quilt is so pretty. I like your color selection, and the pattern too. The border adds a special touch.

Deborah said...

This is very pretty!

jenclair said...

Love it!