Thursday, March 7, 2013


I finally finished all the klosjes I need for my quilt and it really helped that I decided to make a much smaller quilt.  I thought I would show you the progress . 

Toby thought they were his personal play blocks - he is going to be so sad when he sees an empty basket.  I know the pictures are blurry...but he is  a blue in motion most of the time.

So here they are all neat, squared and pressed. Don't you just love the look of neatly pressed blocks.

The little square are then sewn into half of the four patch blocks...but not with out a few gliches. Looks simple enough don't you think?
Not so....I manage to sew two blocks together wrong (and I repeated this mistake many times over)!  Fortunately I had a new tool to play with, a "Seam Fix" seam ripper that a good friend gave me.  I learned the value of this seam ripper many times over - you see it had these rubber tips that just pull out the little threads with very little effort.
See the little tip on the end?  That was totally gone by the time I finished sewing all these little blocks together.  I lost count of how many times I had to use it.

Moving on....I finished all the four patches.  I do love the look of these cute little blocks - especially when they are all done!  I won't say that all the corners made it out alive - a few went missing, but I am not going to point them out.  Give the quilt judges something to criticize (not like there are enough things to critique.)
And then finally all the blocks sewn together and I am starting now to design a border.  This is where a normally get stumped.  I think I have a plan that works.
 Now the only problem - I don't have a hand sewing project!  Of course, as soon as I get the borders on, I can start the applique and then the hand quilting.

I have had a couple people ask me who this quilt is for.  I have an answer now - I have a new granddaughter on the way.  Its a little big for a baby quilt, but just right for a toddler, and that is what she will be by the time I finish it.

Happy Stitchin'


Shakerwood said...

I can think of a few wool hand projects that you could work on ...... LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on the new baby on the way! Those little klosjes will be perfect for her!

Love Of Quilts said...

Very nice work on your quilt!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh pretty - and just right for a little girl. Great colors.

Purple Pam said...

Love your quilt. I like your applique border, too. It is perfect for a little girl.