Saturday, December 19, 2009

Silk Scarf and I spy quilt finished

There's so much going on that yes, I had to do 2 blogs today.

Earlier this week, after getting advice on how to handle this gift of silk fabric, I decided that I would not use it in a quilt. I will make decadent scarves to go under a winter coat with it. On this first scarf, I pressed under the seams twice and did a machine hem all around. This fabric was indeed delicate but it's so nice to wear and I feel like a movie star wearing it. I might go buy a coat to match the scarf. I'll be gifting this actual finished scarf back to the girl who gave me the fabric soon. She will be surprized. I'll be making myself another after Christmas.

Another finish today is an I Spy quilt for Aurora. It really wasn't intended to be a Christmas gift, but it's so close to Christmas, I might just wrap it up. I don't know what I was thinking when I made it. I intended for it to be a small quilt but my math was all wrong. Because I used 4.5" I spy blocks with alternate plain color blocks, it is 36 x 48". I didn't intend it to be a bed size quilt, so my plan "B" is to just leave the borders off. This quilt was done using this quilt as you go method and I used a slightly wider strip (2") on the back seams so that I could finish the seams on the back by machine rather than by hand. I only started putting blocks together on Wednesday evening, so it went together super fast.

Won't Aurora have fun on Christmas day when I say to her... "I spy with my little eye, where is Santa?"

7 comments:

Linda H said...

Aurora will LOVE it Gail! What fun you'll have playing with it together! And I LOVE the silk- it's gorgeous....It will feel lovely around your neck.

dp said...

I love your scarf.... I need a new coat....

Cathy said...

Hello Gail...
I like your work..and I really liked your quilt as you go for Aurora...I guess that is your granddaughter. I live in OH usa and I have 6 grandchildren also, and one in heaven..plus 3 married children..and am married myself. I also am working on Christmas gifts for the grandchildren. Yesterday I finished a summer quilt for my oldest granddaughter, 6 years old, and today I completed 3 totes for the granddaughters. I have a number more, and some for my mom and aunt. God bless you and have a Merry Christmas!

MissesStitches said...

Awesome, Gail! On both counts! Maybe my little Aurora needs an I Spy quilt, too! I could make it like I made my scrappy quilt (with scraps of fabric quilted onto a background). You're the greatest!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for her to open it and we can play with it. Thanks Grammie, it's beautiful!

Pear

bargello said...

Gail,
It looks great with the small division sashing, good job. No Doubt Aurora will love and learn from it. What fun you all will have.
kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Gail - i couln't wait to see the finished I Spy quilt today. Aurora will definitely have lots of fun with it. And your decision to make scarves with the silk is great. Absolutely beautiful fabric! I think that's a good reason to get a new coat. Lucy