Two new quilts are off the frame today:
Here is a sweet little baby quilt pieced together from remnants of a commission piece. Soft gingham joins with light blue wash and dark blue crushed fabrics to accent little bits of jungle prints. Quilted with a simple 'stitch-in-the-ditch', this quilt has plenty of plush puff; perfect for a sweet baby to snuggle.
Then there's one a bit bigger; the John Deer. A simple quilt with heart-warming scenes depicting father-son moments with their tractors and land. Backed with a panel of John Deer logo fabric and quilted in a stipple pattern, this quilt is a bit larger- just right for a toddler bed or lap quilt.
And now, a tip:
A few weeks ago I was browsing quilt notions in a fabric shop when I saw 'quilt binding clips' which, to me, looked an awful lot like metal hair barrettes. Not impressed with the price, or the size of the package, I knew there had to be a more cost effective idea (I avoid pinning anything if it is at all possible).
Cleaning the house I discovered some old hair roller clips; a whole tub of them. Perfect! Easily placed, no poking or sticking..they worked like a charm. So, raid your drawers (or your grandmother's) and use those old roller clips to hold your binding in place; it's a nifty thrifty idea!