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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Two at a Time

I’m pleased that I can show not one finish but two this week.  First, was the horse panel quilt which I’ve been working on.  This is what it looked like last time you saw it.

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I decided to add another border, to bring the quilt top up to single (twin) bed size. This will eventually be a donation quilt for an older child.  I rushed out between the showery rain to take some photos.  The next stage will be to layer it and pin it, ready for some of my simple machine quilting.

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Horse panel top finished

At the same time, I was adding borders to a little boy baby quilt.  I had previously stitched the centre panel together as leader and ender sewing.   I used the same green fabric in both quilts, but different creams.

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Baby boy quilt top

In my stash I had found a fat quarter of both the digger fabric and stones.   I’m sure I didn’t buy these fabrics, so maybe I won them in a raffle at the quilt club?   So to use them up I decided to make a baby quilt for a boy.  Little boys like diggers and big machines, don’t they? 

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Big boys toys

So that’s been my week, sitting at the sewing machine.  Plus I’m feeling virtuous, I also did a little mending.

This weekend is going to be cold and wet, a good weekend to stay home and do some stitching.  Perhaps I’ll be able to finish hand stitching the binding on my grand-daughter’s horse quilt.  It will be great to get that finished.

10 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny wow love the horse quilt it looks fantastic and the boy quilt is adorable,lovely work my friend xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet you will finish those in no time flat. Mending is always good to catch up on!

Janice said...

Go you! What a productive time......and fabric moved out of your stash. Well done.

Tired Teacher said...

Two great finishes! Of course, little ones love digging in the dirt and hauling stones in toy trucks, so someone is going to adore the little quilt. Happy stitching.

Joanne in Massachusetts said...

Enjoy seeing all your projects but love the latest horse themed quilt.
For some reason it seems all boys, no matter how young, love large motorized equipment. I have no explanation for this.

Maria said...

Two fantastic finishes and both quilts will be loved..

Karen's Korner said...

That digger fabric is just perfect for a little boy. You have been busy.

Connie said...

You are so productive . . . Way to go!

Julierose said...

Love how you bordered that horse panel--just perfect...great work...[note: my computer was
down for two days until hubbie fixed it for me--late in commenting...]
Beautiful quilts hugs, Julierose

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The horse quilt is great. I like the compliment green you used. It is kind of unexpected. The Big Boy Toys quilt is so cool too. The rock border is a perfect compliment. I like the way you marry fabrics.
xx, Carol