Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sew a little, quilt a little, sew a little, quilt a little, pick out a few stitches, quilt a little more

After a hectic week last week, and company through Tuesday, I was finally able to dig in and get some projects done. Such a great feeling! I decided to see how long it would take me, start to finish, to cut out, piece, and quilt a small quilt, about 50 x 50.  Result? With hand stitching the binding to the back, I'm right at 6 hours.

Am I slow? Doesn't seem like it should take that long. But I'm still very slow at loading my quilts on the long arm, so I could probably reduce that by 30 minutes if I felt confident in that regard.  But overall, it's a great way to spend a rainy day.

I had this little baby quilt already pieced and got it quilted. I love it! I am stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to mix and match colors that I wouldn't normally combine.  Some little boy would love to tote this quilt around with him, I'm certain.

This is my start-to-finish quilt for a little girl.  I put the Minkee backing on it and it's so soft. Love this one, too.

 Oh, my. Can you tell I really need a grandchild in our family?


Be sure to Link Up your projects this week at Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting.


  1. these are lovely!


  2. What wonderful and beautiful quilts!

  3. Gorgeous! Love the minky print you found for the backing :)

  4. You will get faster at rolling on your quilts as you go... remember you can email me if you have any questions!
    Thanks for linking up to Minutes for Me Linky Party!

  5. Love your blog, popped over from Marcia's link up.
    Your boys quilt looks great.
    Do you have a pattern or Tutorial for it. I just love the largeness of it.

  6. Love these....Barb any tips on quilting seems so slippery to me????


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