Monday, February 13, 2012


I am loving all of the posts and comments, etc. It is like we are a real group! Keep it up!

Here are a few things I have FINISHED... nothing like being sick to get some "homey" things done! This is a quilt that I made for my daughter-in-law, Maria Mae. 
She is expecting twins next month!

Here is the back.
I used a Moda line, "Sophie" by Chez Moi. I love the line. I machine quilted it using a technique that I like to call "stitching in the vicinity of the ditch"!

Below is the binding. I tried it for the first time. It is one that Emily Sigler uses and is much better at. But, I'm happy with my first attempt. I love how it makes it's own "piping".

This small afghan is for Baby 'B", one of the twins. He or she is smaller than Baby "A". But it will be plenty big for him/her.

(anybody know how to put 2 pictures next to each other? This is wasted space is driving me crazy!)
I have made 4 of these. Finished 2. Given away 1. I made them for my 4 granddaughters (as of fall 2011). They each have the same center design and fabrics. But the borders and bindings are different, same fabrics, different order. The back looks like the picture below, with a different color (matching one the borders from the other side) and a yellow stripe.  They are all getting one for their birthday. Megan's was February 2nd, Ruby's is the 29th. Megan's was a real success. Hope they all like them. 

This is last year's FIRST "square". I liked it so much, I kept going, making row after row of zig zags! I made them into a quilt for my grandkids to snuggle under. I "quilted" it with a giant stitch using embroidery floss. 
I loved the robot fabric that Marnita used in her zig zag that I used it for the backing. What a fun project this was.

I'm sorry to post so much. I am just so excited that I actually FINISHED some projects, I wanted to share. Now I don't have so many "tops" in my basket. You know how it is, you have all this fabric... you make some really great "tops"... then they all sit in a basket waiting for finishing. (Thereby moving fabric from one pile to another!) Well, I got some finished! Yippee! (Not that I am glad I was sick. But there is this bright side!)


Grace said...

Mom, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm so excited for you! How fun!!!
The boy quilt is AWESOME. I want one for my boys in Idaho when I have boys!! :)

mimisuu said...

Mardie, you inspire me! I love the quilts and I am glad you are feeling better. You sounded horrible last week.

mardie said...

Thanks, I do feel better! Dresden plate tonight.

Photo Jenn Inc. said...

OH, I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing. That zig zag is so dang cute. I need to finish mine! Inspiring!

emilysigler said...

lovely! I love the sophie quilt and good job with the piped binding!