Friday, July 8, 2011

Finished quilts

Last week, I got these 2 quilts finished. I got the binding attached and machine stitched down so that I could mark them as finished.

The first is the flamingo quilt for my mom. I quilted this one in May, but I needed to fix a few spots where the top thread eye lashed. Once I got those fixed, I got all of the threads buried and then put the binding on and machine stitched it down.

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I just did simple quilting.

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Then, I let the dogs play on it to get their smells on it for my parents' dogs to enjoy. :)

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And the other quilt that I got done was the Maxine quilt. I got it quilted earlier in the week and machined the binding on Saturday.

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I just did simple quilting on this one as well. And I didn't have any issues with eyelashing, but there were a couple of spots where stitches were skipped. I'm thinking that once it is washed, those spots won't be an issue.

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I think that the difference in the quilting has to do with the Flamingo being quilted with Lava and Maxine with King Tut. I will try a few more quilts with the combinations and see what the results are. I might just need to start quilting exclusively with King Tut. Time will tell.

The dogs didn't need any coaxing to give the Maxine quilt a try!

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7 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Looks like they really liked the Maxine Quilt... so much they brought their friends. LOL!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful quilts! I'm glad that they got the doggie approval :)

Quilting_Chris said...

I generally use King Tut also. On the last two quilts for kids I used Omni and liked the way it ran in my machine paired with bottom line. You might give that a try. I have an HQ16.

Kristie said...

They turned out lovely! I've never tried King Tut thread before. I may have to try it next time I have to order thread.
Kristie

Jennifer said...

They look great! I am sure your mom will love hers.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

What bright and cheery quilts! Great job getting them done.

elizabeth said...

both quilts look really nice, the people you made them for will love them. i still cant believe all the quilts you make in a years time. Happy Quilting