Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Favorite things...
Seeing the end of that quilt move up past the bar. WOW! What a great sensation that brings to my heart. To know I am within reach of the end of a project. This particular quilt was a biggee- a king size. So the end was especially thrilling. I have a pillow scarf to quilt that is a match for it, but the biggest part of the job is done and I'm loving that. And it turned out so pretty. This quilt was made by my Aunt Isobel. She has since bought her a "little" quilting machine- I am sure it seems plenty big to her- just not so big that she'd want to quilt a king size quilt on it. But she is have a blast with it and table runners. She's been bitten by the quilting bug. there is such a feeling of accomplishment when you can quilt your own projects.
The batting in this quilt is "Green." Quite literally. It is made from 28 2-liter bottles. How cool is that? It is lightweight and yet very warm. I think Aunt Isobel is going to like it as much as I do. There is almost no lint and it quilts up lovely. You should try it next time- Quilter's Dream Green.

4 comments:

Sarah N. said...

Look at you being all productive! I finished all my Christmas shopping and now I think it is nap time! Mailed you the background fabric for the applique block yesterday. Love you and miss you!

Peni said...

Finishing ANYTHING is a favorite thing. I'm likin' the contrast of the gray pallet around those bright crumb blocks. Won't Aunt Isobel just flip to have ti finished in such short order!

Isobel said...

You certainly do put me to shame when it comes to quilting. I am using my little machine that I purchased after 'our fire' on the new quilting frame. Someday I hope to have a machine with a slightly longer arm but until then I will make do.

YankeeQuilter said...

I was wondering how the green batting worked...thanks for the tip. I'll try it on my next quilt.