Quilt Finish

This week I finished a quilt!  

This quilt is a first for me because I did it entirely by machine.  I pieced the top last spring, and it has been hanging around waiting for me to make a decision about how to  quilt it.  The quilting is a bit rough, but I think I was getting better by the end.  I chose a figure eight pattern that I saw in a Denyse Schmidt book and really liked.  I’d like to do a few more quilts with that design to see if I can get it looking really smooth.  If you stand far enough back, though, you don’t really notice the imperfections as much.  

I also did the binding by machine.  It is sooo much faster than attaching it by hand, but it doesn’t look as neat and tidy on the back.  I think that for most of my projects, I will take the extra time to hand stitch it down. Overall this quilt works for me, and I am happy with the results.  

My son and I also spent some time in my sewing room yesterday making a snake out of some old socks that didn’t have matches.  I have a big bin of matchless socks and each load of laundry I do seems to add to the pile.  We have a problem, but sock critters are a fun solution for some of our orphan socks.  This week is S week at school, so he took it with him this morning to share with his class.  

Grandma and James played with his new snake!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.


Kat said…
Awesome pinwheel quilt! I love the colors. That snake is super cool, too! Cute!