Sunday, December 14, 2008

Patchwork Jungle

We didn't get the big blizzard they were predicting, but we did get the frigid cold temperatures. Yesterday it was -9 when I got up. I worked and we had a total of 3 customers all day. It was too cold to be out. Paul's pickup wouldn't even start.
I finished hand sewing the binding on the Patchwork Jungle baby quilt yesterday. The kits are already done and I'm pleased with how the sample turned out. It took me about 6 hours to maket the top on Fri. night and 1 1/2 hours to quilt on Sat. night and another hour or so to put the bias binding on and about 2 hours to hand sew it down. I'm overall pleased with how quickly it went together and the way my colors worked.
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Last night after work I made 60* table runners for my co-workers. I have a few left to go and then I need to quilt them all, so I'll be busy this week. We're having a Christmas gathering to reveal secret santa's on Wed. night and then I need two gifts by Fri. and another for Mon. I quilted my crazy eights table topper last night with a fairly small stipple. I used a mettler blue verigated that had a bit of shimmer to it. It turned out really well. The finished size is about 45" I did the bias binding and got it all put on. I'll finish sewing down the binding today during lunch.
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2 comments:

Jenn Boerger said...

Your baby quilt turned out adorable! Can't wait to check out that fabric. I started quilting my squares quilt on Saturday - I'll be lucky if it's ever done! Beginners - we're slow! haha

Suzan said...

The Crazy 8s topper looks gorgeous in the fabrics you chose!