Hi everybody. Thanks for the quilt love for Honeycomb #2! It is now in the arms of its owner (Miss Grace) and receiving lots of hugs and inducing sweet dreams. . . .
HCQ #3 (in pink) is still in progress and coming along nicely. I can't wait to show you! But today, I've got another quilt for our "show and tell". This flannel four-patch went together pretty fast! Good thing too, because darling granddaughter's birthday is this week and it was a race to the finish line. Ginger helped me chain-piece the units together once we got the layout down and that helped speed things along. She's a happy stitcher behind the new "Magnolia" Janome and loves any excuse to use it.
It's all good. She's picking up speed and learning fast. Here's a little top she finished yesterday for her niece. Isn't this the sweetest? She made a pair of flannel PJ pants to go with it--the alphabet letters look much better on these don't ya think?
Anyway, back to the cuddle quilt. Some more pictures.
After the top was done, an eyelot ruffle was added around the edge before sewing the layers together pillow-style. I have miles of this lace on hand (bought in bulk from a store that was going out of business), so it finds its way into a lot of things and was exactly what this little quilt needed.
For the ties, I used some wonderful old embroidery cotton (from France) that I found at a thrift shop, and tied in where the blocks intersect. This is easy to do; if you need additonal info--tutorials here and here may be helpful.
The result is more like a comforter. All ready for a cuddle.
And of course, we must have a label.
This idea was wonderfully reinforced at the 'Sisters in Stitches' Quilt Show I attended last Saturday...but more about that later. In a future post. With pictures of some beautiful show quilts.
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, that bird may look familiar. It showed up first over here. My sample embroidery pieces often get turned into labels of some sort or another. This one was from the 2007 October Bonus Collection. (Had to consult my blog archives to find the original post.)
My-Oh-My how time does fly! Hard to believe this girl is five.