Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WiP and a Finish

Okay, basting is not my favorite part of quilt construction.  Today I've been working on basting my "Winter in the Woods" quilt so that I can begin to quilt it.  I tell you what, I was sweating when I was finished crawling all over the floor to get it flat and straight and smooth.  And I promise you I work out regularly!  There is definitely an aerobic component to parts of our hobby!

On another note, I finished up my sweet Best. Day. Ever! patchwork quilt a couple days ago.  And I love how it turned out!  I backed it in a yellow and white polka dot, and finished it like a comforter without any binding from this tutorial by Svetlana at s.o.t.a.k. Handmade.



I like the way the yellow backing shows a bit on the front:


And, I even have a matching bag to go with it!  Fun! (or funny!)



6 comments:

  1. HI, I know what you mean I'm stretching and pulling my quilt layers here and there and I'm perspiring ! Somewhat of a workout !!!Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I am so happy I no longer have to crawl on the floor to baste a quilt. I love that happy little quilt and I like how you finished off the edges. And that cute little bag is a nice added bonus.

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  3. Rosemary B here:
    I came over from the Amazing Cynthia's bloggie.
    I love your blog. I would love to follow by email.
    You have lots of happy stuff being made, and creativity abounds.
    I made a big baby quilt to with Best Day Ever. I love those types of fabrics, Happy and bright,
    I am really happy to have found your blog.
    I do not have lots of time to sew. I am taking care of my 92 year old twins, my parents and they are a handful.
    Have a fun week

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  4. Best Day Ever - that sweet quilt fits the name of the fabric line Diann!

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  5. I was looking for a way to follow you with email too Diann. I use Bloglovin' now but don't want to miss any of your posts in the shuffle. Do you have that link on your blog?

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  6. Very happy fabric indeed! I like the lights you used too, and I like your bag. But I REALLY like the framed photograph of the yellow-headed blackbird on the floor peeking out behind the quilt! We used to have them come to our birdfeeders with the red-winged blackbirds and the cowbirds. I always thought they sounded grouchy with their scratchy grumbly grawks!

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