I decided to hand quilt my little vintage 4 patch.
As you can see, I have help!
I just used plain muslin on the back. I hope I can get most of this done today. I have my binding ready to go.
Have a good one!
Hi Katy! Aww, you have the best kind of helper. No opinions offered – just love and warmth. ~smile~ Roseanne
You’re so speedy!
I’m pretty sure your little companion LOVES it when you do your hand quilting. More snuggle time! I loved reading Carla’s post. When I clicked on her user name it took me to a lovely home page but there doesn’t seem to be any content (YET)! I’d love to follow her progress on her spring and autumn quilt projects.
Have a lovely day!
This little quilt is so rich in color. Of course I’m in Maine and although the past two weeks have been unseasonably warm, we still have snow on the ground. This quilt is perfect for coming in from a blizzard, sItting near our wood stove and sipping hot chocolate. I happen to love winter and I’m outside a fair amount even in the winter as there is always something to do here. The dogs and I are out five times a day…. giving Noel a flake of hay along with her grain twice a day. Cleaning her stall, bringing in wood daily and of course the cattle dogs are quite persistent about having a game of ‘toss my Kong’. Have been wondering what to start on next for a quilt. I think this one is calling my name. Probably has something to do with the fact that I have a large piece of red fabric quite similar to the one you used. And, best of all, I have a great collection of 2.5” squares that would be Perfect for this quilt!!! Think I’ll aim for a twin size and machine quilt it. I’m almost finished sewing a summer quilt for out newly renovated bedroom….done in fairly low volume fabrics. All the blocks are done and half through sewing them together. Since I use my domestic Bernina, I planned in 7-10 days for the quilting. This one is 72” x 78”. The blocks are 6” finished a n made up do 168 blocks. Darn, I always forget the name of the block. Has a 2.5” inch cut center with 2.5” strips on all four sides…sewn with a partial seam.
So, after the binding and label are on, I’ll be shifting gears from a summer quilt to making a winter quilt. Lol! It just dawned on me…. I only have 2 (two) quilt goals for this year. I wanted to challenge myself to make a green quilt. I want to use ‘happy’ greens and plan to just make a rail fence setting. My other ,goal is to finally make an autumn quilt. I have wanted one for several years now but there always seemed to arise another family or friend event that “needed” a quilt. So my ‘Lol’ moment was… if I actually do this, I will have made a quilt for each season this year! The bright, happy greens as I see it in my mind certainly would qualify as a ‘Spring’ quilt. (I have trouble working with green). That’s why I finally challenged myself to make one. And when I thought of ‘Happy’ that seemed to work for me. Up until right now I hadn’t thought of a green quilt being a spring quilt. I have some green fabric with large yellow dots, that’s when I came up with the idea of a ‘happy’ green quilt. It all fits now, like how Happy all of us who live in quite cold climates feel as spring rolls around and we see daffodils popping up and forsythia starting to bloom.
It’s so nice that bloggers take their precious them to prepare their blogs, take the photos, and dedicate time sharing with all of us quilters. We are all so much richer for their time and efforts. And I know that when this winter quilt is done, I will always, always be reminded that it was birthed because of Katyquilts.
And you have a sweet helper close by. Loving this quilt too.
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