Friday, October 29, 2010

First Quilting Project of the Season.........

As ya'll may or may not remember, I love to hand quilt.  As the weather turns colder and gets gloomier, nothing makes me happier than to kindle a fire in the fireplace and sit down to work on my quilt. 

Here's the baby quilt I made last season.  And here is the post where you can see it finished.  A few weeks ago I dug around in my stash to see what I wanted to make this winter.  I've got a pieced top that Mom did for me, but I don't want to work on it just yet.  I found this stamped design that I've had in there for years, so I decided this would be my first quilting project this season. 

I like the film strip style of the pictures.  They alternate two pictures in each strip.

I'm backing it with some really lovely, soft, peach flannel.  This is also the first quilt in which I'm using cotton battting.  Every other quilt I've made I've used polyester batting, but recently I've seen cotton, so I'm very excited to try it.  So far it's quilting really nicely.

It shouldn't take too long to finish, if I work on it steadily.  I've no idea what I'll do with it once it's done, but I'm sure I'll figure something out!

God Bless........ 


  1. pretty pattern....My friend D quilts..she made me a couch quilt last year I think it was...It was her 1st one..she did a great job! Cant wait to see your finished product.

  2. My oldest daughter was given a quilt with that as a border with a big picture in the middle when she was a baby. People who have the patience to quilt amaze me!!

  3. Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me to get my tomatoes all canned and get to work again on my window quilts.

    That is going to be lovely and best of all it is hand made and with much love :o)

  4. Sooo nice and cozy sittin by the fire, I wish we would have gotten a fire place in our place when they built it but we were cuttin corners. Your quilts gonna be so cute :)

  5. It's adorable! You look so cozy and warm in front of the fire quilting!

  6. Lovely! I'm not so good at the hand quilting... my problem is the patience or lack there of :) I like piecing together the top but when it comes to quilting the two together... oy! And I have 2 I'm getting ready to do, both for my husband. Hopefully I can get my grandma to actually quilt them :)

  7. You never cease to amaze me with all your talents. I'm sure this one will turn out fabulous. Your first picture looks so cozy. I want to curl up in front of your fire!

  8. she quilts she quilts!!! oh why oh why arent you my neighbor??? WAHHH!

    Because I have saved up over 20 years of fabric (im sick that way lol) to quilt one day when i have time....and of course I need to learn how first!!! :P

    Please show more pretty please?


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