Friday, April 29, 2011

Connecting Threads - Order #3

Canada Post just delivered my third order from Connecting Threads.  I can't say enough about this company.......the shipping costs are so low and the quality of fabric is wonderful.  This shipment contained 18 yards of new fabric - gotta love it!!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Breagha's Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

Put the last stitches in this quilt last night, laundered it this morning and have it packed up and ready to ship to Scotland. 

There is no flannel backing on this quilt - I used a natural cotton.  The binding caused me no end of grief - I always have such a difficult time choosing the color for the binding.  Before even starting this quilt, I had decided on a pink binding but when I finished it, I desperately wanted to bind it in orange.  Don't ask me why - I have no idea what goes on in my own mind.  However, I stuck to my original plan and bound it in pink.  This was one of those quilts that left me feeling so very sad when it was completed.  I had such fun making this for Breagha and involved her mother along the entire "quilting process".  The excitment is now to get it posted and off to Scotland.

There is alot of handquilting in this quilt - the only part I didn't touch was the actual Sunbonnet Sues. 

Spring is finally arriving and that will put an end to quilting for a few months.  I plan on sewing in the next few months but nothing compared to the activity that goes on during our long, cold winters.  I also plan on visiting Connecting Threads often in the months ahead so I have lots of fabric to add to my overflowing stash. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Connecting Threads Order #2

Order #2 from Connecting Threads.  Can't say enough about this company - it's awesome.  Yardage, Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs - what more could a quilter want!

Breagha's Sunbonnet Sue - Block #1

Completed Block #1 of Breagha's Sunbonnet Sue Quilt. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Connor's Quilt

Managed to get Connor's quilt finished BEFORE Connor arrived.  The little guy is due in a few weeks and I want to make sure this quilt is in his house - waiting for him.

It's quite abit larger than a baby quilt but his momma, Genna, wanted it that way.  The colors used are actually quite bold but I have discovered that little boys, in particular, like bold colors.  The hardest decision to make on this quilt was the color of the binding.  Yesterday I finally decided to make it yellow and now that it's finished, I think that was the best color to use.