Friday, June 7, 2013

It is Whipped!

Izzy's park quilt.
Inspired by Donna from Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad.
The main block is Cathedral Square,
block 469 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 5,
designed by Lee Heinrich.
It has been quilted and washed, and now it has a wonderful, puckered texture to it that makes it soft and cuddly.  Most importantly, it is a finish and I can take it off my WIP list.

Next up for Izzy, an I Spy quilt.  
I have been collecting novelties for years and my daughter has meticulously cut all the hexagons out.  We will work together to piece it this summer.  We have a wonderful backing fabric from Quilting Treasures with the artwork of J. Wecker Frisch that reminds us of the Graeme Base books my daughter adored as a child.  
Our fabrics will be alphabetically arranged and are predominately animals that start with the letters.  N was the biggest hurdle...anyone have a fabric with a Narwhale in it???  LOL...not likely.
One of my favorite fabrics is one with bears quilting!

Two quilts came back from the longarm quilter, so I am busy binding, binding, binding.
I have a question.
My quilty friend told me she uses hand quilting thread to stitch down her bindings.
What do you use?
No one ever told me what to use, and I just assumed I should use the same thread I piece with.  Have I been wrong all these years?  Sure would like your input.

Back to binding.  
At least I have the French Open Tennis tournament to watch while I sew!

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