Subject Change

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m not going to post about my still in progress iSpy quilts. (My multiple iSpy blog posts here, here, here, here, and finally, here!)

Today I received the long-awaited phone call that my Ten Little Things quilt for a little someone special was finished.  Turns out that someone that lives about 2 miles from me quilts on her regular ‘ole sewing machine – not on a long arm machine.  And she’s very inexpensive!  I paid $45 for a basic meandering stitch, which is all I wanted for this project.  (Which is good, because that’s the only design she does!) Tonight was a super busy night, so I wasn’t able to start on the binding, but I’m hoping to get to it soon.

Here are a few pictures.  Instead of taking them inside in my craft room with odd shadows and not great lighting, I took these outside on the deck after the sun had started to set.  It makes the fabric look a little darker than it actually is, but you get the idea.  I haven’t cut the excess batting/backing off yet…I was just too excited to share it!

FRONT

10 Little Things

BACK
10 Little Things

CLOSE UP

10 Little Things

She stitched it with a gradient blue thread, and I think it’s perfect! I hope the recipient likes it, too!

Linking up to Lee’s WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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10 Responses to Subject Change

  1. Gretchen K says:

    That turned out really good! Love the gradient thread for the long arm quilting

  2. Mary says:

    Looks good. Variegated thread is my “go to” thread. I just love the added dimension.

  3. What a cute quilt, love the quilting too!

  4. That quilt is so cute! And the quilting is also really pretty. Both of you did a great job.

  5. sewfrench says:

    This finished up adorable! I think I may borrow your idea soon, for a charity quilt! I rarely do a quilt that is not more neutral sashing. This is wonderful!

    • msminnesota says:

      Thanks, Lori! These fabrics were just too fun to do a neutral sashing for, but they needed some framing and I thought this was the best option. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Once I bind it, I’ll take another picture in more natural light so you ladies can really see the colors.

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