Wednesday, December 9, 2009

JoeE's quilt is done!

I decided to make Christmas presents rather than use credit and asked the kids for gift ideas. JoeE requested a warmer quilt. Since his present would take the longest to make I did it first. First I checked my stash of blocks, but found nothing that was appropriate for him, so I started from scratch. I decided to do quilt as you go string blocks and use up some of my smaller pieces of batting and the strips and strings of which I have bins full. For the backings I grabbed things out of the bin waiting to be cut into the scrap users system...the only yardage I cut into was for the joining strips/sashings and bindings. I did the binding in 2 fabrics so it shows one on the front of the quilt and the other on the back, and I am really pleased with how it turned out. This gift will not be a surprise...he has seen it during construction and helped hold it up for the picture taking. I guess that is a disadvantage to homeschooling...the kids are almost always home and it's hard to make surprise gifts! No one else asked for a quilt, so the rest of the gifts should be faster to make. I hope they all turn out as well as this did. Amazingly, I am really not feeling stressed about getting gifts done....maybe I'm delusional?


sophie said...

Michelle, I love everything about this quilt, from the scrappy strings, to the interesting back to the two-sided binding. I'll bet JoeE loves it, too.

Mary said...

It looks great! I love the quilt as you go blocks but don't want to have to be the one assembling them! It is nice to be able to use up not only strings from the front but the batting scraps and smaller leftover pieces for the backs.

Pat from FL and MI said...

A picture is worth 1,000 words! Thanks for taking the time to show us what you meant.

Love JoeE's name too!