Friday, June 22, 2012

Project updates


Although it's been very hot, I got the layers all pinned and now Lil Twister is all ready to quilt. I've been working a lot but I found some time. It's only about 38 inches square. I had planned on adding a wider border but my mom saw it and loved the size. She'd like to place it on the back of the chair she uses to watch television. She has problems with her legs and thinks it would be great to place on her legs when they get achy. I wanted to make her a lap sized quilt but she insisted this is better. I'm just happy she likes something I made. 

This is the fabric I used for the back. It's also part of Kate Spain's Good Fortune fabric line. I love the colors! I'm not an orange person but I like the look of orange with this particular blue.

I'm not sure how to machine quilt it yet. I may just do my usual meander over the body of the quilt and try something different for the borders. I have something for reference now.



Look what I got in the mail! I love this book! I spend a lot of time just looking through it and dreaming that I can sew the same design as Leah Day! Once this stretch of work is over, I hope to start practicing a few of the different designs. Until then, I'll just dream!!




I thought you might like to see how cute the booties look with their ribbon ties. I love this pattern. It's easy and looks great!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


12 comments:

  1. Wow! The twister came out wonderful! That is sweet that your mom likes it and wants to use it. I've been eyeing Leah's book. :) The ribbon really adds to the cute booties!

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    1. Sharon, get that book! So many wonderful designs. You'll love it! Thanks for the kind words!!Hope your back feels better soon!!

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  2. Your little twister is sooo sweet :):) Love it!!! Hugs

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  3. The twister is great! I love the colors! Just think how your mom will feel when she looks at the quilt on her aching legs knowing that you made it for her!

    Let us know how you like the book. I tried following the Free Motion Challenge, however I go lost in the dust! I would love to learn techniques and designs!

    The booties are adorable!

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    1. I didn't really follow Leah Day's lessons. I got so behind! The book is great. Full of ideas. Thanks for the compliments! So nice of you!!

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  4. Your twister quilt looks great with those borders and a practical gift indeed for your mom. Those booties are just adorable with those ribbons!

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    1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to get it quilted! The booties look so much cuter with the ribbons!!

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  5. Lil twister looks great and how sweet that your Mom love it and wanted it. :) And the booties are adorable! April @Little Mama Hen

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    1. Thanks, April! You're so sweet. Thanks for the nice words!

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  6. I love those Twister quilts. Never seen an ugly either.
    cute little booties.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! Twister quilts are so fun!

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