A Small Gift

I received a cool gift recently from a family member. Sometime ago she had stitched together an adorable little quilt top then set it aside to be completed at a later date. Many days passed before the quilt was rediscovered. Not having the desire to finish the quilt she decided to pass it on to me. With open arms, I willingly accepted her project.

The quilt top, measuring 36 1/2″ x 45 3/4,” was made with a variety of batiks. Left on the to-do-list were a few minor repairs. One of the sections had been sewn on backwards so that needed to be fixed. With very little effort I was able to remove and re-attach the backwards section.

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To polish off the small quilt top I

  • trimmed up the edges

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  • ran a row of stitching around the entire perimeter to prevent the seams from opening during the quilting process,
  • carefully pressed the entire surface,
  • then added it to my stack of quilts to be finished.

For now that’s all I’m going to share. Be watching for further updates.

Thanks so much for your visit. I look forward to sharing my quilting adventurous with you again.

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

The Yellow Brick Road

The only thing better than children is grandchildren. Eighteen months ago my fourth grandchild was born. The excitement of her impending birth brought about a frenzy of sewing activity. Between my oldest daughter, my Colorado daughter and myself we created a diaper bag, storage bag, two quilts, among other items. Today’s post is about one of the quilts.

During one of my many visits to Colorado my second daughter and I did a bit of fabric shopping. I don’t remember the name of the shop but I remember where it was and what we were shopping for. On our agenda was the purchase of fabric to make a quilt for grandchild # four. I very distinctly remember playing a role as referee in the weeding-out of various candidates. By the time we left my daughter had purchased everything she needed to make the quilt.

I had no role in constructing the quilt but I did have the privilege of quilting and binding it. The borders were quilted with a bubble pattern. In the center panel I used a geometric meander. Take a look…

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Vital Statistics:

  • Measurements – 48 x 56 1/2
  • Time Spent Quilting – 6 hours
  • # of Quilting Stitches – 125,913
  • Thread Used – Omni Medium Grey
  • Name & Author of Quilt Pattern – Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson

Thanks for visiting!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting