Thursday, March 3, 2011

The One Where Elizabeth Does Machine Quilting and Binding for Hire

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. –Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a Dry Season

My cute friend, Annelise, made the most adorable baby quilt for a friend of hers and asked if I would machine quilt it for her. I was kind of excited about it for a couple of reasons. First, it was a good opportunity for a little practice. I'm getting the hang of machine quilting, I think. At least I can do a passable meander. Second, it was flattering to have her think I would be good enough to get the job done. And third, her quilt is SO darling. It was fun to have something to cute in the house for a few days. I just love the Riley Blake fabrics she used.

Look at the cute patchwork strip she put on the back. So fun!

She also asked if I would do the machine part of the binding for her, which I was only to happy to do especially considering it was such a cute stripey fabric.

She did such a great job with this fun quilt and I'm excited that I can count it as a finish for this month.

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My 2011 Finishes

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

such an adorable quilt! you did a great job with the quilting; love the stripy binding.

Angie said...

Great job!

Hey, does that mean I can count quilting as a 'finish'? If so, you might as well hang it up now sister! lol

JazznJenna said...

I'm happy for you that you got to practice something fun. And how nice that you're now up in the ranks of those to go to for expertise : )! Congrats!

Annelise said...

i LOVE it!! you did a fantastic job. you are the gal to go to next time i ever get around to finishing another quilt :)

Shay said...

I love the quilt and your quilting is terrific Elizabeth. Probably just as well the postage from my place to yours is so horrendous because otherwise you'd have all the maison pyjamas quilts lobbing on your doorstep!

Annelise said...

PS as a note to your readers, the patchwork back was YOUR idea :) i just knew it needed to be bigger. thanks so much for your help!

Barb said...

That is adorable!!!

Iris said...

SWEET!

Peggy said...

I love it! The colors are great. You are always so good to give others praise and credit. You did a great job.