The Finished Quilt & Little Gracie

Sunday, November 17, 2013 No comments not quite finished, I still have to bind it, but pretty close and I couldn't wait for Gracie to see it.  This quilt will be on her bed up in Maine next summer and she is on her way over to see it now.  Hope she likes it!

The picture above is the front.  I don't think it is bad for my first time!  

Here is the back of the quilt.  I do think that next time I will use a solid back as it did prove tough have the top and backing pieced.

And here is Gracie with her quilt!  She loves it and thinks I am the best G-Mom (grandmother) ever!  She is so funny...I think she likes the back better than the front!

OK - I ran out of fabric to make the binding so I need to order more and then I will post a picture of it completely finished!  On to my next quilt top....I have several waiting to go.  Get ready Grace & Jane!

Nearing the Finish Line!

Well, it sure is fast quilting this way!  I believe I spent a total of five hours quilting this top.  Three hours last week and two hours today.  I think Grace, Jane, and I are going to be friends for a very long time!

Here I am right near the end of the quilt....the last row of blocks and the end is in sight!!  I can't wait to get it off the quilt frame and see the finished product.

Grace, Jane & Me - The Beginning

Last weekend I finally decided it was time to stop practicing and actually load a quilt on my Grace frame and get started quilting with my Babylock Jane.

My first quilt...very nervous and of course don't want to make any mistakes.  Well here is "Gracie's Quilt" loaded and ready to go!

And here is a picture of my first row of stitching.  I chose a random loopy pattern since I really have no idea what I am doing :-)

Scrappy Quilt Back

Sunday, November 3, 2013 No comments

I am working on a quilt for Gracie and couldn't decide on a backing. Finally I decided to piece one. I took scraps of different widths and sewed them together. I then cut them into strips that ray varying widths. I already like it :-).   I am sure Gracie (below) will like it too!