Monday, December 12, 2011

Quilting away ...

The Depression blocks quilt has been 2 1/2 years in the making.  I was quite determined to not let it get into 2012!  So here it is all quilted, bound, washed and on my bed!
Depression blocks quilt.  Size: 58 1/2" x 76 1/2". Batting: Polyester (Soft & Bright).  Fabric: Harvest Home charm packs and brushed woven for backing by BBD for Moda.  Scrappy binding  (actually only two, interspersed). Quilting: Hand quilted (big stitch) with Pearl No. 8.

Am now quilting on Lori's Cheddar Cheese & Crackers and a needle keep for myself.  I find I am using many different type of needles lately and wool felt pages will separate them nicely.

Auditioning some lace for the needle keep pockets

And a little Christmas stitchery for my toaster cover!
Designer: Bird Brain (freebie).  Floss: DMC
Thanks everyone for coming by.  The year is closing so very soon, time to sit and reflect on the year and list out some 2012 stitchy goals.  Speaking of which Jeanneke will be running a QAL on Building Houses from Scraps.  I've signed up but I just intend to make enough houses for a doll quilt.


  1. Woo-Hoo! Congrats on getting the quilt done!!
    How fun to be hand quilting CC&C- I've been working on another doll quiltalong that I will share after the first of the year.
    It's been fun following your blog this year.

  2. Well done Barbara. Doesn't it feel wonderful to finish an old project? I hope to have that feeling a lot next year - finishing old projects. Please remind me of this from time to time.
    Never heard of a toaster getting a Christmas present!
    No discrimination in your household.
    Do you think that will mean tastier, toasty toast?

  3. Great finish Barbara!! How nice it is to finally have this quilt on the bed and being able to snuggle under it!!!! I saw those little house blocks, but don't think I could do one a day, more like one a week LOL!! They look like fun! Love your other projects too, always beautiful!!!!

  4. Anonymous10:06 am

    How blissful to sleep under such a beautiful quilt.

  5. Congratulations on getting the quilt finish, it's beautiful.

  6. Be still my heart. You know that is one of my favorite quilts of all time--gorgeous!!! Congratulations on finishing it! Love your other quilts, too, but that one--love love love.