With the busy summer we have had I still managed to get some quilting in! In a post in March I showed a picture of a disappearing 9 patch that I was working on. I managed to finish it up this summer. Strangely I didn’t manage to get a full shot of it done. 😦 Here it is before it was quilted.
Here is a close up of the quilting, And the back.
This sweet little quilt was made for my 4-year-old niece. I am happy to say she LOVED it. She cuddled with it for about an hour after she received it. Very gratifying. 🙂
Then I was lucky enough to get a NEW quilting sewing machine as a gift for managing to graduate Kid 1 from homeschool high school. She is a Janome 4120 QDC. And I LOVE her. She is just so easy to use. I love the automatic threader, automatic cutting. Lock stitch, fancy lettering! Just wonderful.
With a new toy I needed a new project. 🙂 So for my nephew I made a Disappearing 9 Patch with 10 inch blocks.
I did a pieced back of flannel.
This one was for my nephew Z. I am not sure if little boys are enamored with quilts, but hopefully it will keep him warm this winter when he is playing is video games. He was kind enough to let Auntie C have a photo. 😀
With those two projects done I managed to work on Kid 1 quilt. It was supposed to be for high school graduation….but… well how does Freshman Thanksgiving sound. 😉
It is all pieced and I have wool batting and a beautiful yellow back to go with it. Now I just need to make myself sandwich it. My least favorite part. 😦
And, you know, it wouldn’t be fair to be so far behind on Kid 1’s quilt and then be on time for my Mom’s birthday gift, right? (Sorry Mom!) So her birthday is in July. I just finished her mug rug and will mail it out tomorrow. (promise!) It is my first completed machine applique. I love it. Except I am right-handed and the handle should be on the other side. But I forgot to flip the pattern. 😦 Oh well.
I have several other projects I am working on with varying degrees of doneness. (Is that a word?) I think I will keep those for another post!
I am looking forward to winter so I can sit by the fire, watch some football and quilt, quilt, quilt!!