Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two Quilts Ready For Binding

I got two quilts back from my LAQ this past week.
I managed to get them trimmed up and now need to machine sew some binding on.
I am trying really hard to get some things ready to work on while I am home recovering from my surgery.
I think hand sewing will be on the list!

The first quilt is one I have made several times, I really like the pattern.
It is from Evelyn Sloppy's book called 40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts.
I made a quilt similar to this one for my DD2's BFF in high school and then one in completely different colors for my in-laws.
I called this the Water Quilt. 
I knew when I made the first one I would make another one for my DD1, who was a swimmer all through high school and into college.

Water Quilt

I am totally in love with this quilt. 
It had been with LTW for so long I even forgot what I had used for the back.
I suggested she quilt mermaids on it with bubbles around the outside (in the bubble fabric, LOL). Turns out I was thinking about mermaids when I put the back together! 
Sparkly ones too!!!

Back of water quilt

Close ups of the quilting

Bubble quilting on water quilt

Mermaid quilting

I plan on binding with a blue/green/white stripe fabric I have in my stash.

The second quilt I got back is a Crazy Rail pattern I bought when I was in Madison IN.
I love making this pattern as it is a non-thinking one, just sew! 
This was made using up the small mish mash of left over flannels I had from previous baby quilts. 
I really love how it came out too.
LTW quilted a star pattern on it. Love that too.

Crazy Rail

I used up some additional baby flannel I had for the back too.

Quilting detail from the back

Quilting close up

Quilting detail

I am going to search my stash for some binding fabric. 
I'm hoping for some dark purple or maybe some pink. We will see how that ends up.
I hope you are having a wonderful day! 


Sara said...

Mermaids??!!! They are fabulous...A++ job Pam;)

Anna said...

The quilts are spectacular and the quilt design is wonderful! Surgery??? Did I know you were having surgery???

Allie said...

What gorgeous quilts - I love the water one best [MERMAIDS!!!?!!!!??!!!] LTW outdid herself on that one, WOW!

Unknown said...

You rock! Those are really pretty! Nice job. (I am VERY jealous.. inspired, yes that is what I will choose instead of jealousy! LOL)

Denise :) said...

What fun stuff -- I adore the animal love print!! How are you feeling? I've been caught up with babies being born and have missed a couple of days! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Both quilts are wonderful! I am partial to the Water Quilt - wow!!! I've only seen that done in the black, red & cream like in the book. I love it in these colors! I may have to do one someday =^..^= Your quilter did a marvelous job with the mermaids too!

Faith said...

WOW The quilts are absolutely gorgeous I just love the colours x

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