..... QUILTING FOREVER, HOUSEWORK WHENEVER .....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Busy with Brigitte the new quilter!

This is a photo of a baby panel that Bridget made into a quilt since the last time I saw her, before Christmas. She did the stitch, turn inside out thing on this one, then machine quilted it. 
 Done, gifted, gone... Nice job Brigitte! 8-)
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 Brigitte says,  
"It turned out OK considering my lack of experience and the baby mama was very happy. Baby Jeremiah is 2 months old and I held the quilt up to him and he became very interested in all the bright colours. That was project # 3 – all are fully finished! Now on to project # 4, a baby quilt for my cousin’s baby to be, in Holland, who is due in May. This one I am hand stitching the centre design of Noah’s Ark and I’ll machine stitch the straight lines around the outside. So far no PhD’s in quilting, but I won’t confess how many I have in cross-stitching.
 Happy sewing everyone!"
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So, today B wanted to learn how to hand-quilt, and what better way to learn, but on another baby panel! We needed a few things, so off to the store to buy a hoop, proper thimble, and quilting thread....

I walked B through sandwiching & basting...
Spoon and all... 8-)
 Then we rolled over the backing and pinned in place so that the raw edges don't get all ratty...
Then it was time to get down to the task of hand-quilting... B didn't feel comfortable with the thimble, or the rocking method, so she went about it in her own way, and did really well...
 We all know that hand-quilting is a learn as you go with regards to stitch lengths... If you look closely, you can see she's done the elephants already...
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While Brigitte was working on the above, I was hand-quilting on my "Many Thanks" PhD. My very first quilt endeavor from 10 years ago...
Yup! Still not done!!!
But it will hopefully be by the end of June!!!
 You can see the individual blocks on this quilt, on 6 or so posts, by clicking here...

And... because a friend had asked me to email her the link, to the tutorial I used for making my iron cover (thanks Linda_J), I thought I'd
lead you all to the link also...
 If you go to this post, towards the end, you will see my pattern cut out for it... It is handy for traveling home from a "quilt day" when the iron is hot!!!

If you are a tea sipper,
this is a wonderful tasting tea!!! 
 Mmmmmm....

Hope you are all having a great weekend friends!
Happy stitchings!
Myra

2 comments:

Dolores said...

Good for Brigitte. She really has caught the quilt bug, hasn't she?
Love the quilt you're working on.

Peg said...

Good for Brigitte
Doesn't it feel good to get going on something that's just been waiting for you! And love the iron cover!