Thursday, August 26, 2010


Earlier this summer my niece asked me to make twin size quilts for her daughters see this post. After browsing through some of my quilting magazines and books I found a pattern called Tipsy Blocks That Tilt. The quilt maker is Debby Dratovil. It was published in the Fall 2005 issue of Quilt magazine.

After choosing 20 different novelty prints from my stash and a few I purchased for this project I started making the blocks. I am making both quilts at the same time as my intention is to make them the same. I have completed half of the blocks I need.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Finish!

I put the last stitches in the binding of this lovely little baby quilt about 5 o'clock this morning. My youngest was up most of the night again last night so I took advantage of being awake and finished the quilt. It turned out rather well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Nite Sew-In Results

For the Friday Nite Sew-In I worked on the baby quilt that I started a few weeks ago. I finally got the machine to work properly so I was able to finish the quilting.
Then I put the binding on it.
Then I pinned the binding to the back side and started hand stitching it down.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday Nite Sew-In

This Friday is the Friday Nite Sew-In for August. I am looking forward to making progress on the baby quilt that I have on the frame and maybe getting some of the cutting done for the I Spy quilts for my great nieces.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fabric Explosion!

I was asked to make two twin size quilts by my niece for my great nieces. She would like them for Christmas gifts. My great nieces are 9 and 7. I thought I Spy quilts would be a good idea so I went through my stash and did a little shopping and these are the fabrics I thought I would use. If I counted correctly there are forty different fabrics spread out here. Now is to decide on a pattern.
I also got the baby quilt I have been working on set up for quilting. I bought this frame awhile ago but haven't used it as much as I should. My problem is the thread keeps breaking and it gets rather frustrating. I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions anyone??

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Flimsy Finish

I have been working on this baby quilt for a little while now and I was able to get the top together yesterday. I saw a tutorial by Eleanor Burns on this pattern and I wanted to try it. I think it turned out well. Next step is to layer and machine quilt it. I am hopeing to get it done soon.