She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

One Down, One To Go

I finished the Quilts for Kids kit that was sent to me, I used a low loft cotton/poly batting per their directions and I machine quilted it with just meandering. The backing fabric they had in the kit would have just looked hideous rolled to the front and used to bind the quilt. Luckily, I had some lime green left from the other quilt I am making to go along with this one, and it was a perfect match. So the binding problem was solved.

Here's the front of   "Sun Cats"-

And here's the back-

I really like the cat fabric they chose for the front, but I have to admit I'm not crazy about the back. I hope some little girl likes it.

The fabric for the other quilt is from my stash, and I like it better. It seems to me a little more boyish, so maybe my quilts will go to a girl and a boy? Anyway, here's the other one, pin basted and waiting to be machine quilted.


  1. I think that each of these will please some child.......what a wonderful thing to have, just to know that someone out there loves you !

    I can't machine-quilt very well with polyester batting, so I may have to rethink my desire to do one of these ! You seem to have done a really good job.

    You picked colors well for this second one, too. I always love turquoise and green together, and the plum and gold are GREAT contrast/accents.

  2. Dolly, thanks, I haven't done a whole lot of machine quilting, and I wouldn't attempt it with a straight polyester batting, but what I used was 80/20 cotton/poly and was real easy to work with:)

  3. A little girl will definitely love the kitty quilt!