The final 2 UFO finishes for 2013!
2 quilts for 2 granddaughters.
Each is 64x80
Both are made of 8 inch Happy Blocks
Each has a flowery back. And, yes, the backing seam goes about right down the middle like "they" say you are not supposed to do. But, that was the best use of the fabric I had.
I used all sorts of girly prints just right for 9 year old girls wanting to be all grown up but still playing with dolls and dreaming big dreams.
Some of them were bordered last year by others in a sort of online monthly Happy Block swap where everyone sends their centers to other members of their group and gets them returned with borders. Bad part is that quite a few times people disappeared from the groups and never returned the bordered blocks. I don't understand people like that.
I quilted them both with some free motion 5 petaled flowers on my plain Jane Janome. You can kind of see the flowers on the solid colored borders. I didn't think I'd ever get them finished. At one point my sewing machine just kept on sewing even when my foot wasn't on the pedal (really!) After I gave my machine a good cleaning and oiling, and the foot pedal a good shaking all was going well until somehow the needle struck the hard plastic darning foot. Needle broke and left a chip in my foot which kept snagging on my quilt. My husband took a Dremel tool to it and smoothed it out so I could continue on.
And I made each of the girls a pillowcase too. I guess it looks kind of like a pink zebra stripe. They seem to like those animal prints so popular these days.
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