Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow

I signed up on Pigtails & Quilts for the "how does your garden grow" quiltalong. It's been a crazy week for me so I haven't made a new flower,but will share the ones I've finished.

I carry these around with me for hand sewing. I often work on them while babysitting my granddaughters. Jesslyn thinks the flowers are playthings. I use plastic patis to make my hexagons.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

batting review

I used fusi boo batting for the first time in my zigzag quilt. I didn't have trouble with the ironing but didn't think it held too well. It didn't have any odor like the spray baste and that was nice. It seems too thin and flat to me. Hobbs heirloom is still my favorite batting. I usually end up buying warm and natural at my local Hancocks instead of ordering the Hobbs. What is your favorite bat?
I am hand quilting the zigzag with perle cotton and a big stitch. I love my Barnett's lap hoop!
 Thread from Jane's Fabrics

the back is Kimono by M'liss bought with my 50% coupon at Hancocks

Barnetts lap hoop

Saturday, July 23, 2011

still here

Poor blog,so neglected in the summer but I'm still here. I decided to use some Kona solids for the zigzag border. I  

like them okay. I'm using Fusiboo batting for the first time. I hope it works!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

border or not?

I took my 50% coupon to Hancock's Friday night and refused to leave without finding a backing for my zigzag quilt. I settled for a M'liss kimono fabric with black background. I wasn't in love with it in the store but that changed when I got it home. Now the question is do I add a border to the quilt to make it larger or will that ruin the zigzag look?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Babies

I do plan to get organized and back to quilting soon, but today just have time to post more pictures for my mama.