Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stash Report, Week 48, 2011

This week I used fabric for the back of a baby quilt I made for my Great-Nephew. More pictures of it to come soon.

Used this Week: 1.5 yards

Used year to Date: 132.75 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards

Added Year to Date: 109.75 yards

Net Used for 2011: 23 yards

I am participating in the stash report over at Judy's.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Customer's Quilt

This is Chris's quilt. 

Once again I did the freehand feather swirl thing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lucille's Quilt

This large quilt was made by Lucille for a gift.

I am in love with this quilt, so there are a lot of pictures.

I love the soft colors and the quilting really shows up nicely.

Lucille asked for feathers so she got lots of feathers.

I love quilting feathers!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Photo Shoot for Joseph's Coat

Today I took my Joseph's Coat outside for his photo shoot.

I absolutely love Fall and he looked so nice outside among the leaves.

I ended up having way too many pictures that I love.

So, this post has a lot of pictures of my Joseph's Coat.

The steers are pretty nosy and they had to see what I was up to. But they did keep their distance.

I decided to finish this one off for my November UFO in Judy's UFO Challenge. This was number 5a on my list of UFOs for 2011

 Because of the curves I had to do a bias binding.

 I am not thrilled with how the binding turned out.

But I guess it is okay for my first one like this.

The binding was cut 2 1/4 inches wide. I should have cut it smaller because you can see here there was too much to turn to the back. It would have laid nicer if it had been smaller.

Alex and Stan kept a close eye on my every move. They will be going to the butcher in less than a month.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stash Report, Week 47, 2011

The only fabric I used this week was for the back of my Joseph's Coat.

Used this Week: 3.5 yards

Used year to Date: 131.255 yards

Added this Week: 12.5 yards

Added Year to Date: 109.75 yards

Net Used for 2011: 21.5 yards

Joseph's Coat Almost Finished

I decided that for my November UFO I really wanted to finish up my Joseph's coat.

Saturday was a good day to work on my quilt because I usually do not work on customer's quilts on the weekends.

Yesterday my husband and son were hunting and my daughter went shopping with a friend, so I had all day, making it the perfect day to finish my quilt.  

I actually had it out Friday night preparing it to be quilted.

I needed to add fabric on all four sides so I had something to pin on the longarm and to make a nice finished edge.

I got the top machine appliqued on to the strips Friday night. Sorry I did not get a picture of this.

Saturday morning it was ready to be quilted.  As you can see from the first few pictures I just did simple quilting. I knew the most difficult part would be the binding.

With the light thread I stitched a scant 1/4 inch around the entire quilt so I would have a guide to follow to cut off the excess around the edge.

I stitched the whole way down into the first dip. I quickly realized that I did not want to do that because then I would have really tight inside corners to bind. 

I decided to make it a more gentle curve. I used a spool of thread for the guide for my curve.

After stitching around the entire top I trimmed to that stitching.

I got the bias binding sewn on the top and last night while watching TV I worked on hand sewing it down on the back. I did not get it completed before falling asleep. I hope to finish it today.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

It seems a little early to me but I am starting to see Christmas everywhere.

But it is never too early for a Christmas quilt.

Christmas is my favorite time of year!

I just love Lucille's "Night Before Christmas Quilt."