April 26, 2010

Two projects finished!

 I had a very productive weekend in the quilting department! It was one of those weekends where I just got totally motivated and keeping finishing project after project. This does not happen very often so I had to take advantage of it!   I finished my placemats for my placemat quilt swap and I ended up liking them so much I wanted to keep them. But since I know that they will match my swap partner's decor really well (from what she tells me) I will refrain from holding onto them and get them in the mail this week. :)  Here are a few fun shots to show you how they turned out. I don't think she reads my blog so I should be safe.

I decided to use straight, diagonal lines to quilt the placemats and I really like this technique.  I think it's very clean looking and shows off the fabrics well.

I used the sewing guides on my walking foot for the first time and I wish I would have tried them sooner! Truthfully, I didn't even know what they were for a very long time. :)  They attach to the back of the walking foot and if you line them up to the first line you sew, all the rest of the lines will be straight and evenly spaced. What a great invention!

I also finished a ladybug quilt that had been done except for binding for over a month.  I think it turned out very cheery and I added it to my etsy store.

The binding is fun because it alternates between the different fabrics in the quilt.


Loris said...

Nice work! The placemats look lovely and the ladybug quilt is adorable. Like the interesting binding!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Great quilting! I just bought a quilting guide for my machine and I can't figure out how to use it. ...sigh... How great to have two projects finished! I love that feeling.

britt said...

Two super-fun projects! I love the texture in that light blue fabric. And the ladybug quilt is so cheerful!