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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - November 2015

Yippee!!  I got my granddaughter's quilt finished and met my goal with Sew BitterSweet Designs for November!  It was fun to quilt using what I call "topography" quilting for the filler behind the fairies.  A little different from McTavishing as that has fewer repeats before you change direction - great on an adult quilt, but this is for an 8 year old, so a little larger, more repeats "topography" for her!

Here are the individual blocks:
I finished Fairy Garden with a faux piping binding and sewed it down with my sewing machine.  Here is a picture of the back
I love the colors in this fabric...even a bit of metallic for sparkle!  I fuzzed out her last name, just cuz that's the way I roll!

On the top corners of the wall hanging, I put triangles of fabric so it will be easy for her mom to put a dowel and hang it up on a single nail.
I prefer these over sleeves for two reasons - one nail hole verses 2 (and trying to get them level!) and I don't have to do a bunch of hand sewing to keep that sleeve out of sight!  Just sewing on the label makes my hands ache.

Did you make a goal for November?  Did you reach that goal??  Celebrate!!!


KaHolly said...

Very, very pretty! Congratulations on accomplishing your Nov. goal! Love joyride avatar!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that came out so beautiful! Your quilting is fabulous and the perfect choice for the blocks. I like the corner things. Planning to try that myself this month. =)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on your finish.

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

What a special gift! Thanks for linking up today. Merry Christmas!