Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Sewing, a purple baby quilt and a tip.

I slept in this morning.  It was great to wake up without an alarm.  I don't get to do that too often so I take advantage of it when I can!  I got up, started some laundry, started the dishwasher, had a cup of tea and headed upstairs to the sewing room....I turned on the iron and pressed the fat quarters I pulled out last night and started cutting.  I made twenty blocks and put this little top together...I think it turned out cute but I'm going to have to do some math now to figure out the border...

I saw this on Freda's blog and she had seen in on Fat Cat Quilt's blog...

these pics are from her blog and this is what I wanted to make for baby Carmen.

This is what I wanted to make (in pinks too)  but my sweet son said no to the pink!!! Can you imagine?  He doesn't like pink. Boy, is he in for a surprise when he has this baby!  Everyone buys pink for a girl but anyway, I complied with his wishes and pulled out purples.. Here's the middle part, now I have to figure out the border...

Also, I wanted to tell you a quick tip...I quick piece my squares and leave them together and take them to the ironing board.  I also don't use my scissors...I use my needle threader to snip between my squares...there are places selling the free standing thingies to snip your thread but you have one built in with this needle threader.  Two for one...not bad!


Impera_Magna said...

Wowsers! You are f-a-s-t, girl! I'm loving all that purple, my favorite color!

Judy D said...

That purple quilt is going to be stunning! Love the little thread cutter gadget. I just put a seam ripper into a thread spool and use it that way.

Miss 376 said...

I'm with your son, I prefer the purple to the pink. It's going to be lovely

Candace said...

I love your purple baby quilt, and can't wait to try your tip.

Barb said...

I love Fat Cat Patterns, and your purple quilt is just wonderful.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Purple is a great color too! What a fun-n-fast lil' finish (minus borders).

Gosh----your post has me itchy to go downstairs and get busy on a cute lil' quilt too! LOVE IT!

Deborah said...

That's a precious quilt top, and you made it so quickly! Amazing!

Judy said...

Linda I am amazed at what you have done this is precious. I am sure you little one will love it. I love you sis. Judy

Judy said...

Linda the quilt top was precious and I know Josh and Brittney will love it. You have so many tops on here that I don't know which I like best. Love you sis Judy

scraphappy said...

I think purple looks great for a little girl. You should sneak a little pink in there somewhere though, there is nothing wrong with tradition. I have a seam ripper with a stand that works very similarly to yours, so handy when chain piecing.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Found this former post at the end of one of your most recent posts; I see I commented back when you first wrote this, and it doesn't really surprise me that I said "I gotta get started on this myself!" This quilt is comPLETELY up my alley! I love diagonals!!!!

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