Monday, May 18, 2009

Whirlygiggles quilt top almost done!!!


Hi everyone, I hope you all had a nice day. It was a beautiful day here today. The wind was chilly, but it was nice and sunny all day. I worked on my whirlygiggles quilt today. I have the top almost done. All that's left to do is a bit of embroidery in the border and I can put the quilt all together. I still have to buy a backing fabric for it. I'm really glad the top is almost done. The embroidery won't take me long to do at all. Now, I can start working on the baby boy quilt I need to make. These two quilts are being made for a friend. I think he will like the little girls quilt. It's bigger than a baby quilt. It will be good for a toddler bed, or a lap quilt later on. I really like the way the border turned out. I did freezer paper machine applique. This was my first attempt at it. I used a very small zigzag stitch to finish the edges. I didn't want the edges to be raw, so I thought this way would be best. It was easy to turn the edges over the freezer paper. I'm going to use this method again. I'm sure as time goes on, I will get even better with it too. I can't wait to see it all quilted. My new sewing machine is being repaired right now. It broke after only three months of having it. I think I might have gotten a lemon. But, what can I do. I did all the applique on this quilt with my 25 year old machine. I had to do some test when I changed the stitch. My old machine doesn't like to have the stitches changed. The tension gets really messed up. But I managed to find the right setting after several tries. I'm really glad it worked. Well, I have to go. I'm going to sit and relax a bit before bed.
Happy Stitching!
Ariane

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I really like the applique you have added to the quilt. It is looking great.

mamaspark said...

I really like how this came out. Your color choices are so nice!

Tissy said...

Ariane,

Tnaks so much for your concern and for thinking of us down here in this mess. We still don't have power yet but were toughing it out. The small generator we have works pretty well so we're not completely in the dark. Hopefully we will all recover soon.

Thanks again,

Darlene

Renee said...

it's gorgeous - well done! Love the colours you chose.

Dan and Simone said...

very nice Ariane! I know your friend is going to love it! I can't wait to see what you do with the little boy's quilt!

Karen said...

Love it! The applique is so nice around the edges.

Frogdancer said...

This top looks great.

I hope your sewing machine troubles have ended. There's nothing worse than a dead/dying machine when you really want to get things done.