Back to Quilting

We are back from vacation, and my sewing machine is back from getting a good cleaning and tune up…yay!  I managed to finish quilting the Ellie Fun quiltop, and now it’s on to the binding.  I’ve got the binding sewed on to to the front and now am in the beginning stages of hand sewing the binding to the back of the quilt.

I usually like to finish a project before starting a new one, but I was feeling the need to be creative a few nights ago, so I broke out my Merry & Bright layer cake and got started.  I’ve got the quilt top done, and last night I finished piecing the back.  It’s a gift, so you’ll have to wait until December to see the completed project, but I may give some sneak peaks! 😉  I just love this line…so much so that I bought a layer cake for myself to someday turn it into something fabulous, but my quilt will have to wait for another day.

merry-bright

Merry & Bright by Sandy Gervais for Moda

2 comments to Back to Quilting

  • Linda Starkey

    hi! i bought the merry & bright fabric ~a year ago. i thought i could remember the pattern used in the fabric store, but here i am a year later and can’t remember how the quilt looked to save my life! is there any way you might send me a sneak peak picture of what you’re doing with the fabric via my email? help!!! THANKS!!

    btw, i just got an APQS longarm quilting machine and LOVE IT!! however, i must admit that i get VERY nervous when i’m trying to quilt for other people. i’m so afraid that they won’t like my work. mainly, i rent the machine out–then if they don’t like it, it’s their own work, not mine that they are unhappy with.

    i love your website. i’m working on getting mine up and going–apexquilting.com it’s not up yet, though.

    warmly,
    linda

  • Rachel

    Thanks for your kind words Linda! :) I’m pretty certain that the recipient of the Merry & Bright quilt does not ready this site, so I’ll try and get some photos up tomorrow.

    As for the pattern, it’s simple–I just arranged the layer cake squares in a pleasing way and sewed it together. So simple, yet I think it’s one of my most favorite “patterns” because you really get to enjoy the whole fabric line, and what each piece of fabric has to offer.

    Here’s a link to Amanda Jean’s (of crazy mom quilts) Christmas charm quilt: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-charm.html

    Good luck with your APQS longarm machine, and I look forward to your website…drop me a message when it’s up and running, and let me know what you decide to do with the Merry & Bright fabric (I LOVE that line!!!! :) ).

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