Karen writes about life as a Quiltmaker in Austin, Texas; surviving in an empty nest, marriage, cooking, gardening and (did I say?) Quilting...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Monthly Baby Quilt

Still on track with my goal to produce a charity quilt each month... Here's this months (October turn in).

This was a true scrap construction, using up only the tiniest amount from my true scrap collection!

I machine quilted it, using Signature's 40 weight pastel variegated thread.

If you look closely, you'll see that I machine quilted spirals in each block! Just did a couple of lines of walking foot work round the border.

Check out the little decorative heart stitches used to hold down the french binding... I like to sew the binding to the back, then fold to the front. Gives one more opportunity to decorate the front with a decorative stitch. Use the "Heart" cam and my 1977 Elna 62C Supermatic! Here's a detail:

Isn't that cute! I really think piecing these little quilts each month is really helped me improve my piecing tremendously. I'm now seeing more straight seams and joins than crooked ones!
This one went out Monday nite as a Baby Bundle Donation for the Austin Area Quilt Guild's charity quilt program.
- Karen

1 comment:

Helen in the UK said...

What a cute quilt! I LOVE the stitching you used on the binding - what fun :)