Sunday, August 24, 2008

Done and Done

You will be astounded when I announce that I am finished with the cleaning. It was much easier than I expected. Apparently I did a good job of keeping my cleaning projects small and manageable. The party went very well.

I am also finished with the birthday quilt. I am very happy with it. I was able to free motion quilt a swirly design in the center, and some wavy lines on the border. The recipient really likes batiks, so I added quarter circles in each corner, along with some beads to keep them down. I also added lots of beads all around the flange. I sewed the binding diagonally - I usually sew straight across - and was very happy with that decision because the seam was very close to the mitered corner. I'll have to do them diagonally from now on.

Here's the whole thing on my clean dining table.




12 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

'tis a beautiful sight.

I thought we were only getting blue and white on the blog to not mess it up though!? :-)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Now that's a cheerful quilt. Great job!

Julie Bagamary said...

Hi, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I really enjoy fabric post cards.

Carole said...

Your quilt turned out lovely! I am sure the recipient will love it! So bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing! Keep well!

Deb H said...

It looks like a very Happy quilt! I'm sure it'll be a Happy Birthday as a result of such a warm & cozy gift!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for visiting Spiral!
Wellcome to blogging. I'm guessing Shasta means northern Cal?
Jeanne :)

Pam said...

Welcome to blogging - it is always nice to meet a new blogger. The birthday quilt looks wonderful. What do you mean by "sewing the binding on diagonal?"

Vicky said...

A wonderful quilt! Lucky person to receive that!

Scrapmaker said...

Great birthday quilt! I love batiks too. Jen

Marcie said...

Very cool quilt. So many clever little things to look at!

Tanya said...

That is a wonderful, eye-catching quilt! VERY artistic! I wish I could loosen up a bit when it comes to making quilts. I'm loose enough with cleaning, you'd think it would get passed along to quilt making (or vice versa.)

belinda said...

Nothing like a finished project..good sense of accomplishment!! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!