Winnie the Pooh in Yellow and Blue....





All finished! I stitched the binding down Monday night. It took about 3 hours. I like this quilt a lot. It is the first and only one for which I have ever followed someone else's pattern. I found the pattern at quick quilts after following a link that Amanda posted back last fall sometime. There are some others there that I hope to try sometime, as well, but I really need to get back to my list of unfinished projects. I hope to get back on track with that in June after we get back from our trip to Illinois.
Now I just have to buckle down and get my sister's finished, at least to the point where I can do the hand stitching in the car if need be. I also need to do my blocks for the block swap. I have the fabric and I began cutting one Sunday afternoon, but that's as far as I got. But, if I did 32 nine patch blocks in one day, I think I can handle the 15 for the block swap! LOL I went to Gruber's to pick out backing fabric and binding fabric for my sister's quilt yesterday afternoon. I have just about half of the machine quilting done. Gotta love that free motion quilting without a pattern. just start swirling and looping around and away you go. I bought some "machingers" gloves, too. They do seem to help to hold on to the fabric. I just don't have a flat surface that is even with the bed of my machine, so the quilt tends to slip off easily. I am hoping to finish the machine quilting this evening, then it's binding and it's done!:)

2 comments:

amandajean said...

oh, Linda, that quilt is perfect! Nice job! Good luck with your sisters. Look at you go! Can't wait to see those quilt blocks for the swap. I am going to use my swap blocks for a friend of mine who is graduating from HS this year and is going off to college in the fall.

amandajean said...

Linda, little A does have more doll quilts than little dollies already. but my goal is for her to have a pretty stack of them on the top of her dresser. I keep thinking I am going to make some to give to my friends' little girls, but I can't imagine having to let go of the little things....they are so fun and cute. it is nice that they are fairly quick to make. but they are still quilts, so they are not without their challenges. :)