Thursday, October 07, 2010

A finish!

Karene made this adorable quilt top for the Crisis Intervention Service home project we've been working on. It's bigger than a crib, smaller than a twin. Perfect for a little toddler/young boy to snuggle up with!

I dug deep in the stash to find something to back it with. I had a piece of red flannel that is the exact shade of the reds in Karene's quilt top!

This will be SO cozy! Interestingly, this particular piece of backing was the most awesome fabric I have ever used for that purpose. It behaved perfectly, didn't creep around, didn't stretch. I will definitely be looking for more of this! However, since it was left over from my daughters' childhood years, I might have a bit of difficulty scoring anything quite like it again!

I stitched in the ditch for this one.

Stash to the rescue again - I had dark green for binding that was the perfect match for the leaves in the green outer border.

Thank you Sew Much, Karene! This is such a cute quilt!

(I've set aside the rest of that particular fabric to use as binding on the big string quilt Dad and I made, because I found a huge length of stash forest green to back that quilt with. I love seeing the stash jumping into boxes headed for the Crisis Centers, in the form of finished quilts!!)

Next up? Today I pin a sweet purple/pink/aqua kitty quilt top that Karene made for the Crisis Center. I found a piece of purple stars fabric to use as backing that is just a perfect match! (Thank you Ms. Ellen!!!) We're getting this done, ladies!!! And not a moment too soon. It's getting colder up there in Big Sky Country!!


Karene said...

OMG !!! That turned out SEW cute....You quilted it perfectly. Thanks, I knew I wouldn't have been able to do quilt it myself. AWESOME !

Yvette said...

Now that came out adorable! Good job!

Karene is selling herself short, she would have done a great job too!

You know who has that great flannel? Bunney Hutch. There is nothing like it.

Joy said...

Must have some for my Saturday Sampler (which I'm keeping for me, myself and I)! I love how it handled!

Jacque said...

Great job! And what a cute quilt! I know someone at the center will enjoy it!