February Progess

A few years ago was the start of this ufo. My local Little Red Hens group chose a member each month to make a block for. For my month I chose a 12" finished " jewel box" block to be done in 30's reproductions and wow or cream backgrounds. You can find a 16" finished block pattern
 at Quilter's Cache (click here).

I had sewed my blocks together a while back. Earlier this month I decided this was going to be my February ufo.

After auditioning several fabrics I decided to add a pink border. Then I layered and basted my quilt. The batting is 4 oz. polyester batting. Backing is a pretty blue fabric with little blue birds in small hearts. So I knew I wanted little birds and hearts to be part of the quilting.
I began by quilting the chain squares with a freehand curved echo inside each square.
Then using a stencil I marked the little birds and freehand drew the loops in the white areas around the larger 4 piece squares and quilted them. On the larger 4 pieced squares I decided to free hand quilt hearts with 2 echos. I quilted the border with loops and hearts that I learned this last year in the FMQ challenge over at SewCalGals blog from Ann Fahl.
The I chose a pretty pink on pink for the binding  cut 2 1/4 ' wide. Folded in half and machine sewed sewed it to the right side. Then I hand sewed the fold to the back.
Then I trimmed all my thread ends and rinsed out the marks.
I also made a couple of wonky star blocks.
Tutorial found (here).
And I made the small quilt 17" x 13.25"
This was from a demonstration that Sharon gave at the February Little Red Hens meeting.
Mine is a little wobbly where the seams are sewn on the diagonal. So I have it pinned to help get the wobble in control.

1 comment:

Quilting Babcia said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! And I love the tiny piece - looks like middle eastern tiles - very interesting!