Friday, December 30, 2016

Last Finishes of 2016

Woohoo!  I finished both Baby Bear Paw quilts this afternoon!  The pattern is from Sew Fresh Quilts Quilt Along.  No, I didn't put the 'Bear' blocks into either of these baby quilts, since I couldn't figure out how to make rainbow bears. 

Baby Bear Paw #1

Baby Bear Paw #2
I pieced the blocks on my 1927 Singer 15 hand crank sewing machine.
1927 Singer 15 hand crank
Due to my elbow injury, I switched to my 1939 purple Featherweight to sew the blocks into rows, then a quilt top.

I machine quilted both quilts, and attached the binding on my Janome.  There is something to be said for needle down, and an electric machine. 


up close of machine quilting
Each quilt is the same, except the backing.  The backings were different colors.
both quilts, showing both backings

up close of quilting from the back
I put a faux piping binding on both quilts.
faux piping binding
I will get to deliver both of these quilts to their new owners in January.  I'll try to get some pictures, if the parents allow. 

Now that these are done, I'll be taking a few weeks off from sewing, to rest my elbow, and hope it heals.  It is getting better, but, very slowly.  I'm still using it too much (had to, to get these done).  The last present that is due, will be made in February.  Thank goodness my mother doesn't mind.


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Love the varigated thread too.

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  2. What fun! The parents will be very happy to receive those cheerful baby quilts.

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  3. I have the same Singer as you in my treadle. Wish I had it as a handcrank. Wonderful quilt finish!

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  4. Love them!!! Neat quilting too. The recipients will treasure these in years to come. Hope your elbow is better. ~Jeanne

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  5. The paws are great and I love that polkadot sashing. Give that elbow a good rest ... it has earned it.

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  6. They look great! I love all the color in these quilts. Congratulations on finishing two more quilts!

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  7. I love these! The are sooooo much fun with all that color!
    I always mess up when I piece bear paw blocks and get to rip, so I don't attempt them often.

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  8. Very pretty. Good job finishing these up.

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  9. What a great finish for 2016, you did really well. I'm sure both quilts will be loved by the little recipients. Happy New Year!

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  10. Beautiful! What a lot of work! I love your machine quilting!

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  11. Love the bright crayonbox colors!

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  12. Great children's quilts! So cheerful and bright.

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  13. Nice! Those turned out really nice and colorful!

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  14. They look so great and I love the fun quilting you did. Hopefully your elbow heals quickly now that you're taking some time off, enjoy yourself.

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  15. Hope your elbow is better soon. The new quilts are adorable - love the bright colors!

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  16. I'm so sorry your elbow has been bothering you so much, I hope it is starting to feel better! Your quilts turned out great! I hope you are enjoying TX!

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