Hello, Hello! Did you have a nice weekend? I had a great weekend — with LOTS of sewing. ;-D
I gave in to the call of my Adventure Girls quilt kit. I was going to make it for me, but while I was piecing the top on Saturday afternoon, I realized that I was worrying about not having a birthday present for MeMum. Then it dawned on me — she has a flannel throw quilt for tv watching, but not a lighter quilt for the summer. The Adventure Girls would be perfect! So, I kicked it into gear (and stayed up late!) so I could finish the quilt in time for her birthday — which was yesterday.
My version of the quilt looks just like the full view I showed you a few posts ago, so I didn’t take a new full view shot. This quilt was SO fun to make. Those little Adventure Girls are so cute and it was fun to look at all the details while I was sewing away. I quilted it very simply — 1/4″ quilting on both sides of all of the seams, and then I quilted around most of the figures in one way or another. You can sort of see how I went around the figures in the picture below. (Look at the cute little dog!)
While I was quilting, it seemed like the quilt was just so flimsy and didn’t really have much substance. I remember I felt that way when I was quilting the graduation quilt for my nephew. It always amazes me how washing the quilt really makes it come to life. The process makes the batting bloom and it really makes the quilt cozy. I chose the blue flower print for the back of the quilt.
I LOVE this little quilt and I’ll have to make at least one more (possibly two)! And I love having fun, quick projects now and then, in between the longer, more detailed projects. Here are the Adventure Girls all bundled up before I gave them to MeMum (complete with a small adventure girl giving my bow the once over).
Now that I’m refreshed from a fun project, I can get back to the Steampunk blocks. Oh, and the rest of the items on my 10 Things this Summer list. Summer is almost over!
Have a good week!