Sunday, March 27, 2016
Another Small Finish
Using up yet more leftovers/scraps! My fabric stash is in serious need of taming, so when I can I'm trying to use up small bits to pare things down somewhat. With an upcoming class on Machine Quilting with the Walking Foot, I'm trying to get a few new pieces done to show. I know students like to see finished projects as well as small teaching samples. So with that in mind, I've just finished a small baby quilt, made totally from scraps and leftovers. Ya gotta love a project that you don't have to purchase anything for... I even had enough pink thread on hand... :)
The blocks on the front are all from leftover small pieces, the backing is a piece remaining from the quilts made for the twins last summer. It was just a few inches short, so I used up another leftover strip from the twins' quilts. The binding used up another small piece from the "pinks" basket, and the batting was on hand as well. It almost feels like a "free quilt!"
The quilting was simply and easily done, in what is referred to as "organic lines," i.e. not perfectly straight, not marked or done with a ruler, just "freeform" lines. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I'm okay with it. After all, it's just a "utility" baby quilt, it's not going into any competitions! So it will serve double duty - after being used as a sample for a class, I will give it to a friend who is expecting her first grandchild, a girl, this summer.
Happy Easter, everybunny!
Quilters cut with hope, stitch with grace, quilt with dreams, bind with laughter, share with love.