Thursday, September 1, 2011

Around the Block...

Hi everyone!  I'm finally back (hopefully for good).  My gallbladder is doing some better and I'm not having it taken out right now.  I'll just have to see if I have any more attacks in the future...

Before I got sick, I was close to finishing a few projects.  I've since managed to complete 2 of them and a third is close behind.  Just today, I finished putting the binding on a quilt I'm planning to donate.  It's already been washed and is now packed up with some others and ready to go in tomorrow's mail.  I'm calling this quilt Around the Block.

Around the Block
It's the third quilt I've made using this pattern and Dilly Dally fabric.  Hopefully the child that gets it finds it bright and cheerful.  I tried out another pantograph on it as well.  This one is called Stars and Ivy (I think).

Stars and Ivy Pantograph
To go along with the quilting, I made a coordinating label for the back.  In the past, I've left the label until the very end and then it was just something I threw on there.  I'm trying to be better about that and also to put it on before the quilt is quilted so it can't be removed.

Closeup of the quilt's label
On the one hand, I'm glad to have finished these quilts and to send them off to their new homes.  On the other hand, I really enjoyed working on them and will have to make a few more in the near future.  Although my next charity project will be making some more pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge.  I would imagine they must have had that many donated already but I expect there will always be a need (unfortunately).

The stats for this quilt are:
  • Size: 48"x 60"

  • Fabrics: Dilly Dally and Kona Cotton White for the top, Spring Fever for the backing and binding

  • Batting: Warm &White

  • Thread: Aurifil (piecing), Superior Threads White #401 for quilting

  • Pattern: Spice Cakes by Pieces from My Heart

  • Quilting: Stars and Ivy from the book Quilting Dot to Dot (18 passes, 3 bobbins)

  • Completed: September 1, 2011

  • Recipient: To be donated

All Around the Block
Moses kept me company while I was finishing this quilt today...

Moses, My Sewing Companion
Until later...

But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. 
Psalm 13:5 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry that you have been sick! You are making progress on finishing projects. I am still playing catch up on BOM's