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.

2 comments:

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!