06 December, 2011

"Chubby Chicks Quilt"! Finished at Last!

Finished at last! I woke up at 4:30 yesterday morning and knew that this was nature's way of telling me that it was time to get this quilt bound. I love working at my machine early in the morning. It is dark outside, the coffee is hot, the house is quiet and Bozz, the cat, is especially chatty. And then... I watch the sun come up.  It's my most favorite time of the day, I think. I had the binding finished before Mr. T. even got up.

I machine quilted these cute little curly tail feathers, not my original design, but one that I found online that another quilter had used for her Chubby Chicks quilt.  Sweet!

I am very happy with the way that my piped binding turned out.  I have only used this technique on smaller items, never on an actual quilt.  All four corners matched up perfectly!

02 December, 2011

Moving Right Along - "Chubby Chicks" Quilt

Under the needle.

I am so excited to be nearly done with my "Chubby Chicks" quilt.  I should probably say that I am so excited to be finishing ANY quilt.  The machine quilting is done and actually went better than I expected.  I am rather new to free motion quilting so this is kind of a big deal for me.  I will be using the piped binding technique that was taught to us by Guild member, Doris K . Stand by for the finished product.