Monday, March 14, 2011

First Official Quilt Finish for 2011

I’ve actually completed five quilts -- with the help of my mom doing the binding, and will post them individually over the next few days. Here's the first one.

Emrie celebrated her first birthday on Sunday, and I (finally) presented her with her quilt. It matches her nursery and will drape the back of the rocker when not in use.

I also had time to do some stitching while traveling to and from Philadelphia last week. Although I had a couple WIPs I could have taken, I started a new project for the trip. I wanted something on light 28-, 30- or 32-count fabric so that it would be easier to see on the plane and in the typical hotel room with bad lighting. Both of the WIPs were on 36- and 40-count darker fabric. I also wanted something that only had a few flosses to minimize what I had to pack with me. And, lastly, I wanted a pattern that easily fit in my small, vinyl travel-stitching pouch which began life as packaging for pillow cases. (This photo shows how I pack up my stitching for travel.)

I chose a Little House Needleworks design and finished the stitching last night. Quick and easy and fun.

Have a great  Monday everyone!


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Emrie is a doll! Her quilt is a beauty, too! I have used those pillow case packs to hold projects as well - they work great!

Love your finish! Very cheerful, great colors!

Siobhan said...

Nice finish! LHNs are such fun stitches, aren't they? I love their latest design, Thirteen Colonies.

Emrie is ADORABLE!! I love her name. The quilt is beautiful--I'm sure it will be treasured.


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