(I’m linking this post to amylouwho’s sew & tell Fridays! Check out what others have made this week.)
Busy, busy week here with two baby quilts that needed to be finished for a shower by Saturday afternoon. And they were, but just barely. We had one minute to grab a couple of pictures before they were wrapped up. It makes me wonder if I’m just slow or if I bite off more than I can chew. I did not procrastinate! I really didn’t.
Pictures taken in a hurry in bad light:
Personalized for Jaden! The embroidery machine comes in handy occasionally. I machine stitched the binding and it was acceptable since the stitching blended in well on the white front. I used a blanket stitch to catch the edge and it’s a cute look on this quilt. I think you can get a closer look if you click on the photo. I prefer hand stitching the binding even if it takes a while.
Little Xavier has an airplane themed nursery. I was pleased with the front of this one.
This is where I learned a lesson. We decided on a quilting plan without considering how the back would look. The corner with the name and little airplane is partially covered with stippling. Not a look I would intentionally go for.
It feels good for this amateur to have two more quilts completed! I wasn’t afraid to dive in with the stippling this time and I really enjoyed it.
Random thought for today:
I was pretty excited to spot a pileated woodpecker in our back yard a few weeks ago! I’ve seen it a total of 5 times now and finally had a chance to grab the binoculars for a better look. I saw another many years ago in eastern Iowa. They are really magnificent birds being about the size of a crow.
Photo courtesy of biologydaily.com since I’m pretty sure I’ll never get a shot of my own!
We’ve also been host to red-bellies and downies this winter. They love suet cakes!
I’m kind of a bird nerd:)