Friday, December 20, 2013

Sugar and Spice for Girls that are so Nice


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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24 comments:

Terri said...

Your little girls are going to love these quilts. Good job!
Hugs

Julierose said...

Oh these are just so cute--what wonderful finishes for 2013....hugs and bwest wishes for a wonderful holiday...julierose

Gemini Jen NZ said...

The girls will spend hours looking at all the details on these, what great fun! Have a Merry Christmas!

Maja said...

I´m 48 years old and I would love to have those wonderful quilts;-)

Muv said...

Totally girly. I want one too.

Jasmine said...

They will love these quilts. I love how they coordinate, but aren't exactly the same. Some of the fabrics crack me up!

Michele P. said...

What great colors. Very nice.

charlotte said...

Great job! They will love them. Such pretty girly quilts.

Ellen said...

The quilts turned out great...your granddaughters are sure to love them.

Alycia said...

Those are great quilts! I LOVE the backings - so very colorful!

scraphappy said...

What fun colors for girls. Great job on finishing up so many projects.

Renee said...

What sweet quilts! The quilting looks great on those squares!

Barb in Mi said...

Congrats on a fabulous finish!

Anonymous said...

Those are great quilts! I LOVE the backings - so very colorful!

Anonymous said...

Good job

Anonymous said...

Those are great quilts! I LOVE the backings - so very colorful!

Anonymous said...

Oh these are just so cute--what wonderful finishes for 2013....hugs and bwest wishes for a wonderful holiday...julierose

Anonymous said...

Have a Merry Christmas!

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