Friday, August 23, 2013

Cowboy Quilt Finish

Well folks I did it!

I really like doing the embroidered labels, but I may have to switch to a faster method. I have two more quilts to do by September!

I still cannot get over how lucky I was to find this old Alexander Henry fabric! At least I have enough left for another quilt back!

The barbed wire fabric as the binding looks so good.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with this quilt. 

I hope this works, but I am linking up to Finish it Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Best Friend Best Press!

Best Press is officially my new best friend. As you all have seen (or may not have) I have struggled with my Drunkards Path Goldfish Quilt. It has kicked my butt from day 1. But today I finally had the upper-hand and won.

14 of 21 Fish Complete!

I had to press the little squares as much as I could because some of them were just barely big enough. Luckily, all the women at 35th Sew and Vac convinced me to use Best Press. It is amazing. Not only was I able to get the squares in to the right shape, but they held their shape. The pieces were much easier to sew. 

I have to go back and remake some pieces. The pile on the left still need mates. That will have to wait till I get back from my next fire assignment. At least they have the new cutting mat and rotary cutter I nought today to keep them company. 

My next baby quilt is supposed to come to life from this jelly roll. I am thinking a Rail Fence Pattern. 

Any suggestions?