Saturday, May 22, 2010
It's taking me longer each month to have a finish, and to post! So busy and lot's of running around! This finish was a nice stash buster, as I used scraps, bits and pieces for the backing! We have had really crazy weather here in southern Virginia this year, and it has reached the 90's three times already this year! I am loathe to run the air conditioner until absolutely necessary, so we endure it as long as possible. My dd ALWAYS must have a quilt upon her while she sleeps, and her quilts have just been to heavy, so I made her a summer quilt! She still wants the seashell quilt to remain on her bed, so this is 56" x 72" and she'll just use it at night & put it at the foot of the bed during the day. I had the panel, pink and orange for years, can't really remember why I purchased it, but I had cut out some pin cushions from it (which aren't finished) but obviously had tons left. To make this quickly I just put a little border around the panel, and cut strips of the pink & orange to make a piano key border and done! I used a super thin pellon for the batting, 45" wide, but was very easy to piece together using the zigzag stitch, you cannot tell where the batting was sewn together. Once washed it is so soft and pliable! I hope she likes it, she's at a sleep over, so she hasn't seen it yet! I also finished binding my Gram's rail fence and mailed it quite awhile ago, she was very pleased with the super thick batting! Happy Quilting!