Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Three Quilts in Progress

Today is WHATCHA WORKING ON WEDNESDAY at Leslie's blog, My Country Home.

This week I am working on three quilts in progress, all of which are on my 2009 Sewing To Do List at the bottom of this blog.

The one up above is a Spiderman quilt for my grandson. I decided to use this Spiderman fabric in a whole piece top with borders added on. The borders are made from matching red and blue solid fabrics. If you look closely at the Spiderman fabric you can see white lines which are spider web lines, of course. I am going to put this quilt in my Ulmer Quilter and hand quilt along all these little white spider web lines. The backing will be the red, white and blue Patriotic fabric shown at the bottom of the picture.

Sometimes when I shop for fabric, the choices just jump out to me, as if God put them there for me that day. This fabric with the quilting lines already printed on there and the patriotic fabric which is sold this time of the year at a good price, are perfect for what I was wanting to do. Also, using the whole piece top will save lots of time and still make a very cute quilt!

My grandson will turn two the end of August, and this quilt will be his first twin size quilt as opposed to the several baby size quilts I have made for him in the past.

This is the progress in the little girl's leaders and enders quilt. The striped green and pink fabric with frogs will be the backing fabric.

For the little boy's leaders and enders quilt, I accidentally overestimated the number of blocks I would need and ended up with enough to make two!

Here are 4 large sections completed:

Lots of 7 inch squares ready to be sewn together

Fabrics to be used for the backing, borders and binding:

Don't forget to checkout Leslie's blog for more Watcha Working On Wednesday Posts!


Terri said...

I love them, Debbie! The colors are beautiful.

Leslie said...

Great work. You are so busy with your quilting! I want to quilt so badly...I want to make a quilt for my bed but I worry about the amount of fabric I'll need, finding the right fabrics to put together, that it won't turn out the way I hope and the worst of all, it will wear and fall apart like all of the others (Store bought) I have. I guess I over think it?

One day, I'll convince myself...I even thought of a nice rag quilt for my bed but then I read something that I never thought about...they take forever to dry! I have enough trouble trying to dry my rag purses! LOL Oh, well..

Can't wait to see your quilts finished :)


KayC. said...

I love your quilts. They are just beautiful. I will be watching to see the post when they are completed! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and have a great day.

DarcyLee said...

I have never tried quilting before but I so admire those that do! I have an award for you over at my blog.

Fruit of her hands said...

Debbie~ Love the spiderman fabric, my grandson would like that a lot though he is always telling me he likes the "bad" spiderman (I guess that would be the one from the last Spiderman movie??) I am with Leslie, I want to make a quilt for our bed (king size) but figured since I don't know how to quilt maybe I better start with something smaller :)
I even bought a pattern that incorporates embroidery and a basic 9 patch...maybe someday.
Have a great day..

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
How cute. I am working on a Christmas table runner.

Lynn said...

Cute fabrics. Cute quilts! I'm visiting from DarcyLee's -- I'm also a quilter (but not a great one ;) ). I've been putting together a crazy quilt from old scraps. And of course that means now I have MORE scraps. It seems like one project just leads to the next. Anyway, nice to meet you. Best of luck on your quilting!

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