I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Here Chicky Chicky, Here Chicky Chicky

CHUBBY CHICKS!  QUILTED AND BOUND!
and YES, I have put a label on the back,
but I can't show you just yet......
after tomorrow!

Yes folks!!  I actually have a QUILT FINISHED for 2011!!!!!

Yes, I know!   a long time coming:-)   I completed the binding yesterday - all done on my machine using THIS method.  If you have followed my blog for some time, you will know that I absolutely L.O.V.E. this method.  It makes for a very child friendly and mummy friendly quilt too - goes in the wash with no problems and no fear of the binding coming adrift!  Actually, I washed and tumble dried this quilt today - as I use cotton wadding, it was dry in no time!  I added a colour catcher in the wash just in case, but there was no colour run so that's good!  I like to wash my applique quilts before I hand them over, just to make sure my stitching stays where it is supposed to - plus on this one I had used a dark blue thread for the little chickee legs and I was worried that it would "blurr" but it's all good!!!

MH is delivering this one tomorrow so then I can show you the label!

So now what?   Well, as I type I have the Royal Critters quilt on the sewing table - putting the sashing strips on tonight so who knows????  yet another 2011 finish might be on the horizon!!!

Happy Sewing!! 

9 comments :

  1. Your quilt is so adorable! Congrats on a wonderful first finish for 2011 :)

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  2. congratulations . It is beautiful.

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  3. I really like your Chickey quilt and I am sure the recipient will too.
    I always machine stitch bindings for all quilts except special adult ones.

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  4. Now that's a quilt that brings a smile to my face! So cheerful, so lovely!

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  5. Really cute quilt and I'll have to try your binding technique on my next project.

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  6. Lovely, sweet quilt! Congratulations with the finish!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  7. That is the cutest quilt ever!!

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