Friday, June 21, 2013

TGIFF & Last Day of Fabric Giveaway

My little Henna Bundle Giveaway ends Saturday at Noon, PST. Link to Wednesday's post to enter

I completed the binding for Madeleine's Baby Quilt this morning!
Even though it was only 9AM, I rushed to the park to photograph it, to beat the heat you know, and get back to show off for TGIFF.
I felt like I was being watched..

This guy was out enjoying the heat. I followed him around, trying to get a photo. He seemed to enjoy running around the rocks, teasing me,
Then he stopped to show me his blue belly. I guess we know whose rock that is...
I used batting for the first time, called Quilter's Dream, and I do really like working with it, and the drape is nice after blocking etc..  I went with Bone binding, which may not be the most practical color for edges, but just so pretty and it feels good too:-)

I noticed a beautiful pillow finish at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, so I decided to add both of these finishes to her Whoop Whoop Party to share. The large one is backed with Chenille. I lined the back and put in a zipper so it would fit snuggly. For smaller pillows, I like to use the easier envelope style. My thoughts are racing with ideas for these for my Etsy shop:-)

For a sneak preview, I will share a new WIP. Actually, it is an old UFO. I took this photo when trying to figure a layout, about 10 or so yrs ago.
I did not care for the contrast of the sails, and I'd made a lot of these blocks, but ended up setting it all aside. For 10 years. This week, I pulled one out and started playing with it. Good grief, that blue batik is a nightgown from Nordstrom's, that was too big, but 100% cotton batik that I hoarded since who knows when. But it sure looks good with my little sails.
 So that's what I am up to you! Time to link around and see what other's are doing:-)


  1. What a darling quilt! Your quilting looks fantastic, and I agree with you- the Bone colored binding might not be the most practical, but it certainly looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. The baby quilt is adorable! The lizard is pretty cute too!

  3. I would love to know where you live that you have such photogenic fauna!

  4. The quilt looks like a lot of fun! Pease do not let it lie another 10 years, ok? ;-)

  5. Such a cute quilt! The wavy quilting in the borders is perfect.

  6. Cute quilt, Heidi! I love the colours and quilting you used/did. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  7. the finish on the baby quilt is fantastic! i was thinking the same thing about the binding - not the most practical, but pretty! i still love the quilting.


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