Monday, April 4, 2011

spring break wrap up

This past week was my Spring Break. I didn't know how much I was looking forward to it until it was actually here! I spent the week quilting, crocheting, relaxing, napping, lunching with friends, and thrifting. Doesn't that sound lovely? (It was!)

Anyway, I set myself a deadline of finishing the two baby quilts I had started, as well as working on my quilt along quilt (I am so embarrassed that I haven't finished it yet, I'm not even going to link to the old posts about this quilt!) and any other projects I could find that were unfinished. Trust me, there are plenty stashed around the house.

I'm very proud to say that I accomplished my goal! Both baby quilts are done and with their intended recipients. I also got over my fear of free motion quilting with these quilts, and decided to abandon the straight line quilting I started with my quilt along quilt in favor of the free motion quilting. That's going slowly, but well.

This is the first quilt I finished. I used Eden by Lila Tueller for Moda:


(backed with pink minky dot)


And for the second quilt, I used It's a Hoot by Momo for Moda, and backed it more fabric from the same line:



I'm loving both quilts, and I love even more that I actually finished them!

One thing I've contiually debated since I began quilting... do I pre-wash the quilt before I give it? I'm torn over this. I haven't pre-washed any of the quilts I've given so far.

I also used my machine to bind both quilts, and it was so easy! Finishing by hand is easy, too, but takes so much longer to do.

1 comment:

  1. I utterly adore the back on the second quilt ... the front, too!