Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chuggin' Along

I've been fairly quiet this past week but there has been progress on the two children's quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest. I don't think I showed you the fabric I chose to back the quilt for a little girl. It's called "When I Grow Up" by Debbie Taylor-Kerman for Henry Glass Fabrics. Perfect, don't you think?

Those strong lines framing the little girls really called to me. Since the top is so random I figured this would be a good time to have a go at quilting from the back. It required repinning a lot of the quilt sandwich but it was worth it in the end.

When it came time to find backing fabric for the little boy's quilt I chose the plaid flannel you see in the picture below. It was just ~that much~ too short so I had to add a strip. Fortunately I had just enough of the speckled blue. I decided to quilt this one from the back also. Of course I had all the pins in, from the front, before I made that decision so I had to repin this one as well. {sigh}

The end result looks pretty good though and the quilting went very quickly. I think both of these quilts will look better after laundering. That could happen as early as tomorrow. I have the binding all sewn down on the boy's quilt and am maybe half way around the little girl's quilt at this point.

While they are in the washer and dryer tomorrow I expect to get a back put together for my husband's skulls quilt. And then it's back to Churn Dash blocks and Flying Geese units and who knows what else!


  1. they both look really good Sue! And best of all, look at how quickly you got through them, so much before Thanksgiving...amazing!
    I've not considered quilting from the back, but you've gotten me thinking! Maybe I have some that I can do that with. Great job! Hugs, Finn

  2. I love seeing the backs of people's quilts, and you always do a thoughtful job on your quilt backs. I also love to see pieced backs. They show such ingenuity.


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