Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quilt progress

I took a bad picture of my blocks laid out. The patterns are so busy if it weren't blurry it would burn your corneas.

I love how it is shaping up! I want to do two squirrel silhouettes to applique above and below the paw print. We enjoy chasing squirrels around here. That's all I have to say about that.

Check out my assistant gazing at the quilt in all its glory after stomping through it like Godzilla through a tiny fishing village. It's funny, but I think she likes it and knows it is hers.

Gratuitous sweet girl face shot.

Here is Godzilla in action tearing through my layout. Everyone is a critic!

I love how her name and the paw print turned out. I learned how to do this with my embroidery machine with Jenny the other day. Thanks Jenny!

I still have the squirrels to do, giant ric rac to apply and quilting and binding. I am torn on how to bind it. The traditional binding and hand stitching looks best, but I worry her collar may pick up the stitches and get tangled. I may wind up doing a cheat binding. Not out of haste, but out of love.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve everyone.


  1. Girl!!!!
    The place mat binding video I recently did, also works for quilts and you won't have to hand sew!!!
    Tell me the perimeter of your finished quilt and I'll tell you how many strips of binding you need and how wide to cut them so you can do this....
    Here's the video link:

    or just click my name on this comment to get there quicker.

  2. This is going to be beautiful..Can't wait ,until it is finished..
    Dont you just LOVE your embroidery machine? It has so much possiablities.. Happy sewing and quilting.