|Pick Up Stix Quilt Design|
The fabrics were bought when I thought I'd be wearing quilted clothing about eight or nine years ago. Not my style even though I love looking at quilts and visiting quilt stores. I was happy to see them turned into a pretty present and happy to reduce my resource center holdings slightly.
My friend, Ann, who lives near Reading, PA (and also five minutes from Fabric Mart) did the quilting for both of these on her longarm machine. I believe that the design on the purple quilt is called "Bauhaus" and I like its modern but slightly feminine sensibility.
Quilting in progress:
I didn't hand sew the binding as I did on the first quilt but did a decorative zig zag to hold down the binding since I know this quilt will be machine washed frequently.
Those of you who are more frequent quilters probably already know about this clever "Wonder Clips" from Clover (don't they make the best notions!) I used them on my last two projects since I find them particularly useful with heavier fabrics:
It's a lovely summer day here with temps in the 80s but low humidity so Mr. Lucky and I are heading out for a hike in some nearby hills. Days like today are a gift for us.....and here's another gift in our life:
a close-up of Lucky enjoying his quilt this summer.
|Gratuitous dog picture|