11 February, 2007

The Sewing Bee - Fourth Night

It's exciting to see all the progress we've made - wahoo!! Anita put together the last baby quilt top today - then sewed the borders on all three. Then we put the top, batting, & back fabric together, trimmed it & she sewed them together. What's left? We need to hand-stitch a small section, then stitch in the ditch (to sew the three layers together). Then they're done. Only four get-togethers and three baby quilts are almost done. Fabuloso!!

Side note: I had a malfunction when I downloaded the pix from my camera. The software said it downloaded 10, but there were only 9 - and everything's been deleted from the card. I'm bummed that I lost the picture of Heather's quilt. She put the whole top of her quilt together (excluding the borders). The colors are fantastic, and it's fun to see the pattern on a larger scale. I'll have to get a new shot to post...

Quilt-tops with Borders

Putting the layers together was relatively easy. We laid the batting out, then pinned the top to it. Trimmed everything to match. Then laid the backing face down to the top, pinned & trimmed again. (Basically, the quilt was inside out.) Then Anita sewed the three layers together, leaving a 8-10" opening, which we used to reverse the quilts so they are now right sides out - just need to hand sew closed the little opening. No need for binding, and the sewing took much less time...

Putting Layers Together

...And the (mostly) Finished Product...

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