Sunday, March 27, 2011

Box Number 2

The quilt top I showed you on December 20th, was finally sent off to be basted the end of January and was returned to me on February 2nd. The quilt is 53" x 79". Of course I started quilting it immediately. I had the quilting done by March 3rd, it took me another 10 days to get it bound, a label made and sewn on. I named the quilt, "Did I Buy This Fabric?"

Yes, I really did buy the fabric. Way back when I started quilting I bought a couple preprint designs. I thought I could "cheat" and made quilt tops faster with them. All I wanted was to rush through the piecing so I could get to the hand quilting stage.

But I have to admit that trying to figure out what to do with this fabric so I could make it into a usable quilt was a lot of fun.

Each log cabin block has two (square) rings of quilting one red, one green. The applique hearts are quilted around the outside of each in green. The sashing is quarter inch quilted in beige. As always, I now "Big Stitch" hand quilt with size 12, Presencia perle cotton. Your can check out my website for a thread color chart.
Hope you have enjoyed!


  1. Isn't it interesting which stage of the quiting process we enjoy the most. I like the designing part the best. I do still hand quilt sometimes, but mostly I machine quilt to get things done faster. Loved seeing the bit of nastalgia - old fabric, ya gotta love it!

  2. I looked at it up close and I think you did a great job of figuring out what to do with that fabric! It also seems to me that you quilt fast!