21 September 2010

I love having two!

This is what I found when I looked outside as I was canning peaches the other day...

They are getting so big!

15 September 2010

how to: sandwich your quilt layers

1.  Lay your quilt back face-down on a clean hard surface.  Tape around the edges with masking/painting tape.

2.  Add your batting.  Smooth it out.  Depending on the quality of batting you are using your may or may not need to tape it down also.

3.  Top with your quilt face-up.  Make sure the back and batting are 2-4" wider than the quilt top on each side.  Smooth it out.

Here is a look at the back and batting wider than the top.

4.  Pin, lots!  Your batting package may indicate how often it should be pinned.  It is generally every 4-8".  If you need to cut off excess back or batting be sure to keep them 2-4" wider than the quilt top.  Your layers may shift slightly during quilting and this will save you from having your beautifully pieced top hanging over the back.

There you have it!  Quick and easy.

13 September 2010

Here it is!

I had a blue stripe for the binding, but as I was getting ready to stitch it on I just couldn't do it.  It wasn't right.  My sis agreed.  I ordered this orange and couldn't be happier with the results!

I'm thinking I need one for myself my baby.  I LOVE the randomness of it!  It's got the quilt and the pattern over in my shop right now.