For a baby girl

Hi quilter friends. I made a little baby quilt I'd like to share with you today. I used three designs from Elizabeth Hartman's book Fancy Forest. It didn't take too long to put together. It is rather small, but hopefully bright enough to be loved by a child. The recipient in mind just entered this world a few days ago, at almost 10 pounds and 22 inches long! She is the daughter of a co-worker. I had planned on making her a quilt but just hadn't gotten around to it, then she came two weeks early. Nothing like an early birth to get you motivated. I'm working on my skills for machine binding. I think I'm getting better. Rather than sew it down on the front, I'm doing like most other pe

A Little Finish and a New Project

Happy fall ya'll! Oh wait, it is still summer. Sure doesn't feel like it. Today was a perfect weather day here in east Tennessee. Got in a five mile run, started a new project, was very inspired by our guest speaker at our Village Quilter's Guild meeting. A great day. First, here is a little finish I completed last weekend. I had lots of left over One Block Wonder hexagrams. This little guy will probably go in my office at work. I was so worried my backing fabric wasn't going to be big enough, I sewed a couple of 2 1/2" strips to it. Rather than pin my backings on my machine leaders, I've been using the rod/clamp system. It takes a little more fabric. I should have used a lighter thr

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