Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Doing Some Quilting

You have seen some of these little blocks before - the old ones embroidered by my sister's mother-in-law. I had a lot of them and they are just so sweet. Always planned to do something with them and finally did this past summer.
I put together three small wallhangings - probably about 20 x 24 - one of which I had completely finished and which you can see at http://funoldhag-carol.blogspot.com/2009/06/little-bluework-piece-finished.html The remaining two have been lying around awaiting quilting. They were even sandwiched and ready to go.

So yesterday, I brought them upstairs and started to quilt them. Actually the quilting went very quickly and I am happy with the way they turned out. I quilted through the embroidery - I know that some don't care for that but I prefer to have the block flat instead of puffy and that is the trouble I had with another hanging I did. Later on, I went back and quilted the embroidered block http://funoldhag-carol.blogspot.com/2009/07/busy-little-ladies.html and liked it so much better. That is what is so wonderful about quilting - there are no right or wrong ways - just personal taste. I have the binding and sleeves cut and will probably take them along to Sit and Sew this month to finish up. When they are finished, their picture will be taken together and you can see my three little wallhangings. I am going to give one to each of my sister's two sons - it will be a keepsake from their grandmother, Alice. (Click to enlarge)

1 comment:

Jewels said...

Oh Carol - you know I LOVE these - how lucky your nephews are! Can't wait to see it done. Jewels