Friday, September 16

*national sewing month project #5

Woot! Yippee! I have finished a WIP! It is no longer in that category, it is now photographed and in my COMPLETED Quilt Journal!

Yes, you can say I am a bit excited.  I have been working on this project for several years now. The top has been completed for more than a year, but it has been waiting to be set in and completed.   This quilt was a product of one of my classes that I took at Loving Stitches with Wendie as our teacher.  She had made several "stripy quilts" and shared it with us, and we all decided it would be a great project for our class.  I chose some scrap fabrics for all the pinwheels and purchased some stripy fabric for the inner and outer borders.  We used Deb Tuckers, Tucker Trimmer tool to make these blocks.

 I chose to meander the quilt with hours of loving care!  This quilt is a double topper, or nice lap quilt for snuggling on the couch or perhaps even taking in the car on a long trip.  I learned to quilt traditionally and would have never thought to put binding on with the machine in the beginning, but now I cannot imagine getting it on any other way!  I use a decorative stitch and it, I think, adds a nice touch.

For this quilt I used Hobbs Natural Batting and ended up with the lovely crinkle throughout the quilt as the batting shrunk a bit when I washed and dried it.

One that is unsuspecting will walk to her mail box in the coming week to pick up this package, as she opens it I hope she loves it as much as I do.  Love is the thread that binds us together.


shared at Homestead Revival


  1. Beautiful, just like you! You are making me want to quilt girl :) Sarah & I were thinking today fondly of bread bowls and homemade soup... ahhh...the sweet memories. Add quilting to that and it is near to perfect, as you can get! Great job & congrats to the lucky recipient. I know how much love you put into every project.

  2. SO beautiful, Lynnie! The colors are so pretty together.

    I just enjoyed another cup of tea with some delicious honey! ;-)LOVE it!

  3. Lynette, Im convinced that when God made you He put an extra dose of special. You are such a gem!!! ~Trina

  4. Oh! This is so beautiful! I know the unsuspecting someone who opens this package will be VERY excited and happy!

  5. Thanks to all of you! I enjoy making with my hands and heart and giving! I am so thrilled to have completed this beautiful quilt!

  6. That is so beautiful and perfect for Autumn!

    Quilting looks very time consuming and very complicated! I am teaching myself to sew at the moment but I am working on straight lines first as I am a total beginner!

  7. Oh it's a beauty. I love the colors.

  8. You did a great job on this! And I love the pattern and your choice of fabrics. :)

  9. Very nice! I just started quilting myself and LOVE it! I have done 4 baby quilts and am working on a large lap quilt right now. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at BOMs Away (way back!) Just got my computer back, so I'm catching up on visits.


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