Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I finished a quilt

I took May Britt’s challenge and here is the finished small wall hanging or pillow star quilt. This is probably the third quilted item I made and there is a second one somewhere. I made the first one for my grandma and never got around to finishing the match for myself. When my grandma passed away I gave the pillow to one of my aunts who spent a lot of time taking care of my grandma and really understood what the pillow meant to my grandma.

I decided to keep the quilting simple and just decided to stitch in the ditch around the stars. Until this challenge I had never tried to machine stitch in the ditch. I do not saw I have mastered it, nor will it be my favorite stitch, but it was interesting trying it.

I finished the first two blocks that Pat has given us for the Good Book Cafe.


Christine said...

Well done on finishing your pillow star quilt. Doesn't it feel good to finish things? Good luck for the next one.

Amanda said...

I am in Pat Sloan's group, too! I have so much stuff started (and it's really been busy around here) that I haven't started the book block idea with her. Your blocks are beautiful!