Posts tagged: Butterfly Quilt

Feb 01 2017

Butterfly Quilt Finished

The last of the binding was stitched down yesterday on the Butterfly quilt.  Presley practiced her counting of the binder clips while I was sewing.  Well actually I counted to three over and over and she would touch different clips each time.  She has to start somewhere, doesn’t she?

I find it interesting to see how much a quilt top shrinks due to the quilting – this one lost 1 1/2″ on both width and length.  The finished size is 50 1/2″ x 67″ and the quilt top was 52″ x 68 3/4″.

The Butterfly quilt is one of the first tops that was posted when I started my blog in 2012.  It feels great to have this top become a completed quilt.

Yesterday I also hand stitched the binding on the Seahorse in Seaweed quilt with only the sleeve left to do.  Hopefully it will be done tomorrow.


Jan 30 2017

Design Wall Monday 01-30-17

Although machine quilting is taking most of my sewing time, I did manage to get the first border on New York Beauty yesterday.  I think that the borders will jazz up this quilt.

Next is a pieced middle border of triangles, then an outer border of a coordinating fabric.  I hope to start sewing them on Wednesday.

Last week I was busy machine quilting the Butterfly quilt.  It is now completed and I am stitching down the binding in the evenings.  The Butterfly quilt top was made in 2012 and is more than ready to be a finished quilt.

Today was spent machine quilting the Seahorse in Seaweed top.  Since I took this picture, I have finished the quilting and stitched the binding.  Tomorrow is Presleyday, so I think I should have some time to do handwork.

I can tell that my machine quilting is getting smoother with each top I do.  Here is a crate of quilt tops that I want to get quilted this year.  Confession time – this isn’t all the quilt tops that I have, just a nice pile to meet my goal of 25 finished quilts this year.

I am on a roll right now with the machine quilting, but it doesn’t help that I keep finding quilts on the Internet that I want to make.  However I am resisting the impulse to start a new piecing project.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.