Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew-in Results

I'm so pleased to say I do have results!
This block went from this...
To this!!!
And see that unquilted border above ?  Well, it now is quilted....

with some leaves and circles.

And I also finished quilting the birdhouse block.

I even quilted my name in the block.  Can you see it in the corner?

I also got my binding ready.  It's sitting on top my new ironing board cover.  I love that new cover my sister gave me for Christmas.  If you need a new cover, you got to get you a sister like mine, who will give you gifts that make you so happy!!
Does anything make you more happy than having the binding on and cutting the batting?  I'm so excited to have the quilting finished that I'm doing the Happy Dance today!!  I'll be doing it all day!!

I love hand sewing on the binding so I'll finish that up while watching TV tonight.

Just for the fun of it here's the back.  I did much better than I thought I would.

I also worked on the Pat Sloan Mystery Quilt.

Here are the fabrics I picked out.  The lightest one has sparkles.

I sewed up the background.  Do you all think I should take out that dark fabric and just use light ones? 

And see how I cut my squares the wrong sizes?  Yeah, I do that at night - cut wrong.  When will I ever learn not to cut late at night?  Well, I think that's enough for now.  I'm off to see what everyone else has done.



  1. Your work is wonderful, but boy have you been busy!

  2. What a cool idea to stitch your name into the quilt... love the leaves & loops border... lovely work!

  3. Way to go! I love how you stitched your name on the quilt. I really love your fabric for Pat Sloan's mystery. I love the dark fabric with your blues. Really cool. Not sure what's going on the background so hard to say. The dark does sort of stick out a bit, but that might be okay. I cut wrong at night, too. At least you cut it too big and can trim it down (instead of too small!). Haha! Great job on all your quilting!

  4. Hey-- I can cut wrong in the morning -- afternoon -- evening--any ole time is a good time for me to cut wrong!!!!
    Love those fabrics for the mystery quilt--can't wait to see how that comes along!!!
    good job on the projects for the sew-in!!
    hugs, Di

  5. Beautiful quilting - I like the leaves. Great FNSI.

    Angie -

  6. Wow! Such a fabulous job. You should really pat yourself on that back, and do a happy dance all week! I can't wait to see with the binding on.

  7. Happy Dance - Happy Dance! Your quilt is B-E-A-utiful!! Love it, love it! So fun to get to the last part - the binding. Can't wait to see your mystery quilt!

  8. Your quilt is looking so lovely! I'm excited to see the finish. =)

  9. Wow, you really got a LOT of stitching done! I love that first quilt, it is striking :)