Thursday, September 12, 2013

A little update

I have now finished quilting the big red Christmas star quilt and it is off the frame.

Here it is, not yet trimmed. I am in the process of putting the binding on. Then comes the label and a hanging sleeve. I left this on the floor - just for a little while and...

Pixel found it. I think she just adds a little extra to the overall design of the quilt.

This is the backing fabric that I used. It was a piece that was just hanging around and, for the most part, it fit. The quilt is 46 inches square and the fabric was close to 60 inches wide so I just cut off a bit and added it to the other side because it wasn't quite long enough. However, I was a tad too short and had to add a little piece. Can you see it? It's in the lower left corner. Here...

can you see it better now?

However, even though it isn't really noticeable, look at how much gets trimmed.


It just sort of blends right in. Once the label is ready, I can put it in this little corner and no one will be the wiser as to the extra little piece in the back.

Oh look. The 16-patch is all done. I just have to sew it all up and add a small border.

These are little curly worm bookmarks that I am crocheting for my son's girlfriend's class. She teaches a grade three and I thought they could use something fun to keep them interested in reading.

Here's a few in various stages of being finished. I have about 15 more to make (I figure extras are always nice so the children can have their choice.) I am getting to use up some odds and ends of yarn and that makes me happy. Just one worm takes roughly 3-4 yards of yarn. There are several free patterns out there and I have used two different ones. Not much difference in the overall look.

I am, once again, linking up with The Needle and Thread Network so pop on over to see what else is being made this week in Canada.

If you haven't yet entered the Sew Sisters Giveaway, it's here. Hurry, it closes on Friday, midnight.


  1. Your quilting looks fantastic. And the little curly worms are so cute.

  2. Hello Dolores,

    Your quilting on the quilt really shines. I love the little piece of fabric on the back.
    I can remember those bookworms, you are a good Mum to make them.

    Happy days.

  3. The big red Christmas Star Quilt looks fantastic. I love the quilting!!
    The little curly worm bookmarks are a very good idea to let the children reading. Hopefully it works!
    Best wishes

  4. I didn't realize your star quilt was that big; it's lovely. Pixel knows a good thing. Love the 16 patch, too. The kids will love those bookmarks. Nice idea.

  5. Your star looks fantastic , I love how you quilted it and your clever disguise for the piecing in the back ,great job. Those little bookworms are so cute , must check that out as my granddaughter is a real bookworm . Your 16 patch is so cheerful , I love it !

  6. Your quilt passed quality control- congrats!

  7. CAT scanned, and passed to 100% PLUS, lovely design and backing, I would never have noticed that small inset , super bookmarks, I haven't seen them any where before. Cheers, Jean.

  8. The Christmas quilt is perfect. I would never have noticed the fabric square on the back if you hadn't pointed it out. The 16 patch is lovely and fun.

  9. I'm glad that Pixel chose such a nice spot to have a nap because now we have a better idea of how big your Christmas star is. I remember making those curly worms years ago - can't remember why I was doing them, but I know they were fun at the time.

  10. I really like your big red star quilt. Can you let me know the name and designer of the quilt? I'd like to make one too.

  11. Well done with the little extra fabric on the backing. The bookworms are cute, I'm sure the kids will love them.

  12. Oh Dolores that star quilt is stunning -the hand quilting really makes it special, I love the stars! You don't even notice the little patch of extra fabric on the back, good choice. Your 16-patch is wonderful, and I love the curly worms!!


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