Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SLSB QAL Flying Geese & Lots of Finishes

This week I set out to get caught up on the Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along. I was able to get them done this weekend and am ready for the next step. I wasn't so sure about the colors, but so far I am really liking them.
I spent Saturday night finishing up a few projects. I quilted and bound this hexie table topper. I am now working on the hand sewing binding part.
I also quilted and bound this one with the machine. I'm not loving it, but it's done. I'm not sure the red thread accented it the way I had hoped.
Sunday I finished up the Juggling Summer Baby Quilt. I hope to teach this one as a class this next quarter. It kind of blends too much for me, but it works and it's done.
I was stitching in the ditch on the straight lines, but needed something for the big open area, so I pulled out the circular sewing attachment and quilted circles in it to mimic the ones on the fabric. This is probably my favorite feature of this quilt. I won the Juggling Summer Candy packs late last year, so I was looking for a way to use them. Mikaela has decided the leftovers should be her "sewing" fabric. She now has some scraps to use instead. She is sewing right along with mommy and the foot pedal on her machine is her iron. I just love her little imagination.
I'm linking up for Needle and Thread Thursday and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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Sara said...

The red one is very different looking than the other one - but not in a bad way. It is interesting how much the quilting can change a design. In this case it gives the topper an "angular" look it didn't have before.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I think the red thread adds an interesting feature! And yes, the circle quilting is the perfect addition to that quilt - very nice!

Melissa Corry said...

Your flying geese look great!! And I am so glad they went together easy for you :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Yellow and grey is my current color crush so I look forward to seeing more!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

your projects look great! I used some of that yellow and gray fabric in a quilt last fall. I love it!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation