Saturday, June 14, 2014

Voile and Satin

You might laugh when I say my granddaughter NEEDED another quilt but she really did. 
I fell in love with these two voile prints from cloud9 Palos Verde when I saw them at Intrepid Thread and knew they would make the perfect project to try out my first satin binding. 

A simple zig zag did the trick. Catching both sides without any pins was just fine for the non-perfectionist in me.

The 40wt aurifil #5014 from my stash was meant to be. I call it scribble fmq and although I wasn't feeling in the zone, I'm pleased with the result. The bamboo batting gives a wonderful drape fresh from the dryer.  Yeah a new finish. Linking to Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday 

 Saturday Sew Day 

Circular Selfie
Last weekend our MQG had a sew day and I borrowed templates from Anne@ PlayCrafts.  She's been creating the most inspiring designs.  The QDAD  (Quilt Design A Day) group on FB is open to all and she's been doing a Friday post on her blog which is becoming a favorite read for me.
I've got a bit of a ruler/template obsession   My order is on the way from etsy shop bettycrockerass

 Sunday Sew Date

Double whammy - the very next day I went to my friends house for a Sewing Play Date with her and her sister.  I spent most -all- of my time taking inventory and prepping the missing parts for Chain+Link. Not glamorous yet necessary and surprisingly rewarding.   
Wedding Quilt and a FALQ2 Goal project

iPhone Posting

In the spirit of learning, trying new things and week 2 of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop at Plum and Junes, this post was generated from my iPhone.  After a bit of formatting clean up like and adding of links, it's definitely something I'll do again.

Another change I made was to make a tab for About Me.  While hopping around and visiting so many new ones, it's a feature that I appreciated seeing so it made sense to have it on my own. 


  1. Karen I love the new quilt you made for your granddaughter! Such sweet fabrics, and you're right...the drape looks wonderful :o)

  2. I love the teal and yellow combo. So fresh and pretty!

  3. You are really productive! Lovely quilt and great projects on the go!

  4. Beautiful new quilt! New fabrics to me and how sweet to have a satin edge! Good going on your wip too!


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