|embroidery mini quilt (covered with a doily to keep it a surprise)|
|backing of mini quilt|
I just need to sew the hanging sleeve on the back, then put the mini quilt together and quilt it. I made this quilt on my 1959 Singer Spartan hand crank. I'll finish it on my Janome, since I'll need the walking foot to finish this quilt.
I've also been working on another graduation quilt. This young lady's nickname is 'Skittles', like the candy. I found the perfect fabric for her quilt. This quilt is just a wall hanging for her dorm room.
|Caitlyn's wall hanging|
|love the 'candy' fabric|
I decided to stop at a thrift store yesterday, while I was running errands. It was warm and rainy, so, garage sales were out. Boy, did I snag a great find! I saw batting sticking out of material, and grabbed it. It was a (mostly done) hand quilted Christmas tree skirt. Whomever made it, had already done the hand quilting in the middle, and in some of the blocks, too.
|Christmas tree skirt, mostly done|
|hand appliqued, and partly hand quilted block|
|look at the embroidery in the center of the flower.|
|stitches on the back of the heart block|
|price tag, can you believe it?|
|center with backing folded over|
I also scored a few other finds. This little zippered pouch is handmade from Bolivia. I took pictures of both sides. I'll use this to store scissors, seam rippers and such for one of my vintage machines.
|brand new ME tin|
Now to finally get to some sewing.... Hopefully I'll have some 'finishes' to show you soon! Have a Great Weekend!