Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PTABloghop Day 2

It was so much fun reading all of your comments yesterday on my Blog Hop post!  I am working on responding, but it will take me a few days to get to everyone.  I can't say how happy it makes me to read all of your kind responses - and one reader was even nice enough to point out a typo in my profile.  I said that I loved quiting.  It's been that way for a while, kind of embarrassing when right before that I say that I love writing.  Apparently I don't love proofreading!

Today is Day 2 of the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles hop and you can't miss checking out Joan's Quilt.  She blogs at MooseStash Quilting and you have to see her adorable take on the theme!  She made the cutest quilt ever.  Definitely not your usual batik quilt!

If you were disappointed because all the entry methods for the Island Batik giveaway involved facebook, they have added an additional method of commenting on one of our blogs.  Make sure you enter, I realized there were actually two prizes on that one, there is also a Sea Salt Sandy Bundle!

I had a relaxing day in the sewing room yesterday after my busy weekend - I got my next Island Batik quilt basted, so I can get it quilted, finished up the last of the quilting for the baby clothes quilt and started a custom order.  It's a Christmas Tree Skirt/Table topper.  It's really pretty, but the directions are a bit on the skimpy side.  Plus one of the cuts is out and out wrong.  Luckily there was enough extra fabric to cut them again, but just barely.  Here is a picture of what it will look like in the end:
It's actually going together really fast, but I'm not looking forward to all that binding!  That's a lot of corners to deal with (20 to be exact).  The Joyeux Noel tree skirt pattern can be downloaded for free here.  Because the four inch squares were too small to use for the templates I decided not to use the templates and simply cut 4 1/4 inch squares, then cut them in half diagonally and sewed them to the end squares.  The extra fabric simply trims away when you cut the fan blade out and it totally eliminates the extra step of cutting the templates out.  I'll write out more details when I finish this project!

Don't forget to keep blog hopping! We have some great quilts to share!

1 comment:

teachpany said...

I agree, Joan's quilt is awesome!
As for your new project, can you try just facing the top and sewing the edge to the back, instead of binding? Kind of like the pillowcase or birthing quilt, but you could trim the circle down, trim the edge, and fold to the back, then hand stitch around the circle?? Good luck, which ever way you decide to finish it. Can't wait to see it.