Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Gift or Two, Finished

In 2015, I bought Karen Neary's lovely book Quilting Beauties Come in All Shapes and Sizes.  I fell in love with her pattern "Thistles in the Heather"

So, I gathered my nerve, a bunch of batiks and set to making it. I finished the top in June of 2015. At that time, I promised I would get the quilting and binding done in under 2 years. I failed!

However, with a week of dedicated work, it is now done and in the mail as a gift for a significant occasion.

I surprised myself, when I found the piece of fabric I had left over, to use as the binding.

Karen does lovely free motion quilting, a skill I haven't perfected, but I think I did okay using my walking foot.

Gentle curves are very doable with a walking foot.

I also finished another Baby Surprise Jacket. This one is going to the grandson of a friend.

I loved the beige, grey, and turquoise variegated yarn. This is Crofter Baby by Sirdar.

I found some perfect fabric last week, and splurged.

Now, what shall I do with some science fabric?


  1. Beautiful batiks for that design, and your quilting makes those points stand out so well.Down here, there is a saying on an advertisement for cheese " After all, all good things take time". Love the wee jacket.

  2. You have been very productive, love all the projects. They are all amazing. Especially the curved binding, always tricky to get right.

  3. Beautiful quilt! Another pretty Baby Surprise! Guess you're in finishing mode.

  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colours and design and you have certainly done a great job on the quilting. What a pretty little baby jacket too. xx

  5. Congrats on finishing your quilt. I've never made a complex pieced quilt before. Strangely I don't have the patience for matching points. I'm only familiar with batiks from Indonesia and Malaysia. They often bleed like crazy which is why I don't use them. The batik you used looks different.

  6. Your quilts are adorable and inspired. PLUS:
    I so love your displayed fostering information. This is from the heart of a dog worshipper. I humbly thank you.