Month: July 2013

Summer Quilting

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The fun thing about about a summer quilt is all the bright colors and fresh whites.  This is the first large quilt I have created from start to finish.  I did a smaller one for Pete a while back.  It was closer to a twin.  This one is full size.  And I keep learning more and more as I go along.  This time, for example, I didn’t tie too far out to the unfinished edges, so I had plenty of room to play with the finishing.  IMG_7218

I learned how to hand tie a quilt last year, and did a couple vintage quilt tops that were ready to sandwitch.   My favorite thing is the hand tying and then taking all the pins out.  It’s the most exciting part!  I’m not so good with finishing, but here goes:  I took out all the pins from tying and then pinned the edges and pressed them to be sewn.

IMG_7211 IMG_7219 IMG_7221No hand sewing for this girl!  Hand tying is quite fun, but any kind of sewing is for me, uh .. not so much.

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Here it is finished on the bed.

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Ut oh.  It looks mighty sweet with my pillows in the guest room.  Maybe it won’t be a wedding gift after all!

IMG_7229 IMG_7230 IMG_7233On the reverse side, a plain white sheet.  There is a very thin yellow fleece layer in between.  The yellow gives the whites a warmer hue on front and back.  This thing feels great, but it has flaws.  I have learned a few more what-not-to-do’s.  But I won’t mention them here. I don’t want the bride to see my mistakes!

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