One features a cute assortment of duckies, butterflies, and flowers. The other features Disney Cars fabrics. I pieced both backs with leftovers. I added white sashing to the Ducky one, and blue to the Cars, as well as some scraps I had of Cars fabrics. These will be a gift for twins, so I used the same pattern for both.
I also pieced another baby size quilt top, using fabrics I purchased from Fabrics N Quilts called Little Brown Bear. I pieced it on my vintage Singer 15-91, and added the borders on my Viking Sapphire. Why switch machines? Because I can sew to a certain point with only using finger pressing. Once it needs to be ironed, I have to go downstairs to the studio, and laundry room to iron. I don't want to set up a second iron in the living room/dining room. So, once down there, it's easier to finish the next steps, which need pressing after each, on the other machine. This is so sweet! I plan to get Minkee for the backing, just to make it really soft.
When this is done, I'll be adding it to my shop. I have a few other baby quilts planned, as well. I'm using up smaller pieces of batting, and finishing some UFOs.
I also finished this table runner, for me. I had made one quite a few years ago, using Moda's Candy Kisses, in the same design, only with smaller borders. But I ruined it. I had a candle lit one day, and it melted funny. I think I was downstairs, and didn't discover until it had poured melted wax over a large area, that seeped into the batting, and even through the backing, to leave a red mark on my table. Luckily, I had purchased more of that charm pack, which is now out of print, and some yardage. I had planned to make placemats and more, so I pieced another top last year, and finally got it quilted. I used a design similar to the Feathered Heart pillow I did last month, to quilt this. I can't wait to clean off my table and put this on. And I know not to burn candles if I need to work down in the studio, unless it's in a jar.
LOL, Ooops, I guess I forgot to erase the blue marking line I drew to help shape the feathers.
So, that also knocked a UFO off the list. I was going to try to get it done for the Project Quilting challenge on Sunday, but used up 4 bobbins when quilting it. Then I pulled another red for attaching the bindings, and used that up. Pulled a 6th similar red bobbin, and used that up, as well. I still had half the binding to machine stitch, so I decided rather than wind a bobbin, I would go to bed, and that was at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. I decided to sleep, rather than get up, finish it, and then take photos and blog. My son was coming for dinner, so I also needed to prep that, and make a pie. But I'm thrilled it's done now, and that my quilting has improved since I made the first. That one used stencils, and the quilting wasn't as good. This is all free hand feathers, and I think it's awesome. I used Aurifil 2440, a faded red, for the hearts, 2423, a pale pink for the inner border and surrounding the hearts, and another red for the border.
So, what have you been working on? Thanks for visiting, and Happy Valentine's Day!