Monday, May 17, 2010

Measure Twice

A couple of years ago my darling daughter gave me some fabric for Christmas. In my own sentimental uptight way I have never been able to cut into any of it. I really wanted to use the Yoga Monkeys on the back of my Texas quilt. I measured and it was not quite wide enough or long enough so I thought I would add a piece of aqua. I cut the aqua and sewed it and it was not wide enough. So I took it out and decided to add purple, I cut again and again it was not wide enough!! So I measured twice and cut three times! This is the way it ended up.































It is different but I think I will like it. I am hand quilting this one.




















I am doing free hand fans. If you have never hand quilted I would encourage you to try it. It is so relaxing when you get in to the rhythm of sewing.

I had a finish this weekend.





















This might be my very favorite quilt ever. I read that many folks wash their quilts for that "old" look and I did that with this one. I love the way it turned out and it is now on the way to a brand new baby boy. I hope they enjoy it.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow, love your finished quilt and also your hand quilting...lately I can sit still long enough to hand quilt...but will one day.

luv2quilt2 said...

I love to handquilt and love the look of it in a completed quilt. Your backing with the yoga monkeys sounds like the kind of thing I do. Sometimes I think I'm never going to be able to make something without some awful mistake. Love the baby quilt.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love the "crinkle" of a quilt, after it's been washed and dried. I've tried hand quilting, the front looks good, the back looks horrid. I need a few lessons in hand quilting.

nanaofnc said...

Love how your baby boy quilt turned out! Isn't that washed crinkly look great?

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love the "Yoga Monkeys!

Enjoy

Sharon said...

You made the kind of back I end up making! It's called "quilt back art", and is a whole sub-genre of quilting. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Your baby boy quilt with the vehicles is so cute! And I always wash mine. . . it helps hide quilting boo-boos!

Nanci said...

Oh yeah the measuring thing. It's a problem I have all the time! I like the way it turned out anyway don't you? So original!
Do you use a hoop to hand quilt? I have some patterns but am such a stippling fan that I just never thought of the hand quilting due to a bit of arthritis.
You picked and easy meandering stitch it seems.

whatktmadenext said...

Yoga monkeys - awesome!

I love how your cars quilt has turned out! It's been so much fun to watch it come together!

ROZ said...

That quilt is so charming!

嵇ImogeneL_Spielman said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!! .............................................