I took advantage of the Australia Day Sew In yesterday to finish up the second of the elephant baby quilts. Then I washed them both up for photos.
The batting is Warm and Plush. It really is nice and plush-y, and fine for quilting. One drawback is that it shrinks more than the regular Warm battings. I put minimal quilting in the version of Pink Pinwheels that I made for Etsy, and it shrank two inches in each direction, which wasn’t a problem, since it was a little large anyway. I made an effort to add more quilting to these two (roughly every inch or two inches), and it shrank 1.5 inches in each direction (on a 36″ x 42″ quilt). It is nice and poofy, just be aware.
The binding is the last of a Riley Blake one inch charcoal stripe.
Thank you for all the encouragement. These are really fun fabrics, and the aqua ones have been in my stash for a while, so I was glad to use them. These are in my Etsy shop.
I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Today I put together this top using some of the fabric I purchased recently. I have a fun piece of polka-dot flannel for the backing.
I’m linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
Busy week with just one finish, this commissioned baby quilt in a familiar pattern. I did have to buy a yard and a quarter of the aqua chevrons for the backing, but the quilt used three and a half yards.
This week: + 1.25 yards, – 3.5 yards
This year: + 77.25 yards, – 102.75 yards
Net destashed in 2016: 25.50 yards
I’m linking up to the Stash Report at Patchwork Times.
Today I got out the fabrics I had cut in November? October? for Scrap in the Box, this year’s Scrapitude mystery quilt by Charlotte. Many of us #Twilters on Twitter are doing this. You can certainly join in- this is only the first clue.
There were teeny, tiny pieces to put together, but I got them pieced in a few hours, so now I’m waiting to see what everyone elses looks like, and for next month’s clue.
Some of the sale fabrics I bought were these two adorable elephant prints. What’s so cute about elephants? I don’t know, but I had a great time sewing up these two baby quilts.
The primary colored one is just the whole fabric (I did a bit of piecing on the back), but it was good practice free motion quilting it,
and I finished with a special binding.
The teal elephants are a brushed cotton/linen blend, my first time using one.
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