Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Binding and Antitude

I just wanted to post a couple of things I have been working on. Don't want to show you too much of the quilt I just put the binding on for my friend Janine since I have a couple of quilts just like it and, of course, they aren't ready for binding yet. This quilt is bright pinks and lime greens and was so much fun to make. She is giving it to a young granddaughter this weekend. When I get mine done (hopefully in the next month) I'll post them so you can see how cute the quilt is.





I purchased this kit called Antitude by Chitter Chatter Designs about 2 years ago. The fabrics and pattern came in this cute wire basket. I started right away transfering the pattern to white fabric so I could start the applique process. WHAT WAS I THINKING!! I don't even like to do applique unless it is by machine. But it was soooo cute and I just had to have it. So I plugged away at the center block and started working on one side. As you can see I have not even finished the one side yet. I did start putting in the embroidery (which I find I'm not that good at either). Then I put it away until yesterday. Got it all out again, figured out what needs to be done next, and I'm starting tonight. I'm hoping that my applique and embroidery will improve by the time I complete this project. I think I may put on the label that it was made by a 12 year old beginner so 100 years from now people will think it is pretty good for a 12 year old.

5 comments:

Denise said...

too bad you just shared with the entire cyberspace WORLD that you aren't 12!!!! Heehehehe It reminds me of the pair of pants you tried to sew for me in jr. high and ended up getting frustrated and cutting them up. THAT is why I hate sewing...hahahah. Just joking! LOVE YOU!!!!

Brenda said...

You are so funny! A 12 year old!

Mrs Moen said...

Hehe; that was actually a good idea! My first hand applique quilt also looks like the work of a 12 year old. You should think I would have remembered starting quilting that young, but, well, the proof is right here on my sofa:-)

Thanks for the comments on my blog; it's always nice to hear from you!

Guðrún said...

You don´t have to say you were 12, it looks fine to me.

Brenda said...

We are still meeting there, I will be out of town, but I hope you can come!