Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's finally done! Picnic quilt and a table runner

I finally finished this little picnic quilt for the girls. Abby picked out the fabrics several weeks or so ago and it has been hard to find the time to work on it.  The "quilting" gave me the most trouble because I really didn't know what to do or how to do it.  I just have a small sewing machine (which is an AMAZING sewing machine actually, just hard to "quilt" on since it doesn't have a long quilting arm) so learning how to manuever the quilt around to do the quilting was a challenge.  I ended up buying a walking foot and that helped a lot.  Despite numerous mistakes and re-do's, I am anxious to make another one.  I think I want to get one of those feet that lets you free quilt.  Because I didn't have one of these, I could only do straight stiches on this.  Oh, and I decided to finish the binding by hand and I am so glad I did! I think it looks much better than a machine finished binding and it really wasn't hard at all.  It only took two nights of movies/tv watching after the kids were in bed to finish. :) (Or, maybe it was three nights actually.)

I just could not get everyone to stop and take a nice photo. LOL

Here's the best I could get.

Next up is either a denim rag quilt (which I already have all the fabric for...old jeans and some pretty plaids for the back) or this one- http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-quilt-ever.html which I probably have most of the fabric for as well.

Another quick project we did last week was to dress up our table for the fourth of July.  The reverse of this table runner is a pretty everyday fabric...cream with soft maroonish flowers.  I will share a picture once we figure out a fun centerpiece to go along with it. Any ideas the kids can help with??


  1. It looks great Stacey! And it looks like al the kids like it!
    I'm glad you've caught the quilting bug! I think either of those quilts would make a great next quilt! :D

  2. Stacey you are so talented in so many ways!! I wish you could teach me to sew!!


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