Sunday, September 5, 2010

It’s A Little Chilly Outside

Nothing improves my state of mind more than a little quilting time and I was able to get some of that in this weekend.

I quilted this simple little baby quilt with a panto called Dragonfly Pond and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. 

Dragonfly Pond 001

You can see the pattern better on the back.

Dragonfly Pond 004

I sewed all my leftover strips together for the binding.  I’ve never done that before, but I think it worked.

I saw this quilt on the back cover of a quilting magazine at the beginning of the summer and fell in love with it.  I e-mailed the fabric requirements to Rachel at The Old Country Store and a week later they were in my mail box.  Now usually, I don’t start something I buy right away – it has to age, sometimes forever, but I was anxious to get this one started and I finished it today.

Mayfair 005

I used a panto called Paisley Playtime on this one as the centre fabric is a paisley (although you certainly couldn’t tell from this picture).

Mayfair 008 

Again, the quilting shows up much better on the backing.

Mayfair 004 We’ve had a gloriously hot summer, but yesterday we had a dramatic drop in temperature.  The jeans and sweatshirt came out today, but I’m not ready to put my sandals away just yet.


Deb Levy said...

Both are just lovely Irene!

Betweens said...

Irene.. you did get a little done!! and they are you only LAQ for yourself or do you take you have an information sheet on costs if you do take customers or are you fully booked like the rest of the LAQ in Toronto

Suzan said...

Love the quilt - gorgeous colors!

Vicki W said...

The baby quilt is cute but that second one is gorgeous!!!

onaemtnest said...

Irene, I love the dragon fly design!!!! I think I recognize the second quilt as one we discussed not that long ago! It's just as fantastic as you anticipated!

Bunny said...

Wow that new quilt is gorgeous. Love your little one too. Your quilting is beautiful. Wish I could do as well on my short arm machine. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs

Mary said...

They both look great! I don't think I've seen either of those pantographs but they suit the quilts well.