Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red and Green

Greetings! Long time no blog. I've been busy with sick kids, school stuff, and of course mountains of sewing.

I finished machine quilting my Hello Betty Retro (by Moda) quilt recently. This is the largest quilt I've made to date and I couldn't believe how challenging it was to sew nice straight lines. Now I understand why quilters choose to "send out" their quilts to be quilted by a professional with a long arm. Keep in mind that this thing is roughly the size of a twin. That should put my whining into perspective.

Instead of jumping right in to hand sewing the binding on my Hello Betty quilt, I decided to throw together an easy quilt top with one of the Kokka fabrics I purchased at Sample Spree at the Spring Quilt Market here in Minneapolis. It's crazy bright, but I love it anyway.  A full photo of the finished top is forthcoming. Here it is in progress:

I had so much fun piecing the red and green quilt that I decided to go totally crazy and piece one mini quilt (or doll quilt) each day this week! Here are two quilts in two days (just the tops, though):



Please post a comment if you'd be interested in a tutorial on either the bright red and green quilt (sort of a throw/large baby quilt size) or any of the mini quilts. They're super easy and would be great for beginners.

Stay tuned this week for photos of three more mini quilts. Happy sewing!


  1. very nice. i love the quilting on the first one. it is so effective.

  2. So how do I not have any Hello Betty fabric? How did I miss that one? Anyway your quilt looks great (and so does the quilting). You know it is great if I am wanting to buy that fabric.

    Your next project also looks good. Fabric can never be too bright in my opinion.

    BTW-We are also trying to get rid of this "cold bug" that keeps creeping back to our house!


  3. What a fun bunch of projects! Love love love that Hello Betty project. The straight line quilting looks great.

  4. Hey Annik! I want a tutorial on the mini-quilt - Monday's (okay a long ago Monday) quilt. Get posting again! I'm missing reading your sewing and quilting adventures.

    Hope all is well. Anne