Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Laurel's Quilt

Here is a quilt that I just recently completed for my youngest cousin, Laurel's, baby shower. She had decided on bears for the baby's nursery. I ordered this quilt from Keepsake Quilting, but I didn't like it that much when it came in. Because I really prefer piecing a quilt, rather just quilting the top and back together.

Anyway, I decided to hand quilt around all of the bears and bees and other items. I used thread that matched the bears and kind of did "big stitching". That way the bears were puffy.

Don't know if you can see it real well, but I went around the bellies and the circles on their paws and ears. Plus I used black thread for the eyes and red for the mouths.

Here is a photo of the bee and beehive. I thought he was really cute.

For the binding, I used yellow satin binding tape that I bought at JoAnn's. I did not know how to do it, at first, so I watched a youtube video. It really turned out nice and kind of added something to the quilt.

My cousin Laurel said she loved this quilt and she planned to hang it on the wall in her baby's nursery. I'm glad I finished it for her.

Checkers Quilt

Hi! So glad you are visiting my blog. This is my first post. I have been wanting to start a blog for my quilts and other sewing projects, so finally I am. 
This is my "Checkers" quilt.  

I completed it Christmas of 2012 for my son JD. I used beautiful fabric from Cherrywood fabrics because I just loved the quilt and the fabric.

This quilt took me about 1 year from start to finish, so hopefully my son is enjoying it and keeping nice and warm with it. I pieced and quilted it all with my small Singer sewing machine, but hey, it worked. I have given my Singer to my little sister, Cathleen, so she can start sewing. Because now I have purchased a Brother that gives me more quilting space.

Thanks for viewing my blog. I'll get the hang of this!