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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Pink Quilt is finished






It's done! Yesterday I finished the binding that is all done by hand, I rather not fiddle with trying to catch both sides of the binding when sewing it in the sewing machine.

The back is interesting...I decided that I would use the left over fabrics from the quilt top, pieced in a random pattern and I quickly realized that I didn't have enough, so I introduced the blue fabric. I like to think that I constructed the back in the way quilts used to be made, with whatever fabrics were available.

I quilted in a new way for me, 1/4 inch away from seamlines in a criss-cross pattern, I really like it. I used Gutternmann's cotton thread for the quilting which I had never used before (always bought Mettler's) and it worked great; the fact that is sold at Joann's is very convenient!

I went window shopping on Friday and I'm so excited to start fall sewing! I won't say which pattern I'll start with because it always seems to change; let me say that I have several patterns already modified so I might start there.

This past week to take a break from the troublesome lace tunic I started Valley Yarns Staghorn Cabled Tunic. I bought this pattern at last years Stitches East with the Northampton yarn called for. So far so good! Sadly this year Stitches East is in Connecticut instead of Baltimore =(



Keep on sewing! I'm enjoying looking at everyone's plans, and hope that one day I'll put one together...

4 comments:

  1. I'm always so impressed by quilters. Not sure I have the patience, but am tempted to try.

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  2. hi
    Delurking to say that I liked the hanging baby quilt so much, I got a new password from google just so I could tell you.
    I've only made one quilt, and that was tied. The quilting process is a little scary, and it's what really makes the quilt sometimes.
    I hope I'm being flattering enough!

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  3. Hi Lisette,
    Que lindo!
    El Rosado es mi color favorito, you are right, the back is interesting, yo diria que tiene caracter.
    Saludos!

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  4. Welcome kmscheid! I am honored that you went through the trouble for me! Thank you so much!

    Try quilting in simple parallel lines, it is easy using the seams as a guide.

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