"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fun Day!

Yesterday some friends came over to sew.
I rarely have sewing dates with friends,
so this was special.
We chatted, laughed and sewed the morning away.
Once they left I continued to sew
and finished this!

The center had been made a couple of weeks ago,
so I started adding the borders and prairie points.

I think this little polka dot fabric is one of my favorites.
It has been used in a number of quilts and I was glad
it's still being sold, as I had to order more for this little quilt.
It was a bit of a challenge to get the dots to run in straight lines though...
they don't run along the grain of the fabric. 

I found a version of this quilt on line and
 added my own spin to it. 
I love the bold pinwheels against the little dots.

Once this is quilted, I'm going to save it for a special little one.
(Just as I was getting ready to publish this post, my husband called
to tell me of friends who are expecting their first child. 
I think I've found the special little one.)

I do have a question...
I've never made prairie points or had a quilt with them.
When this quilt is washed, will they lose their shape at all? 
Will they need to be pressed back into shape?

Have a wonderful day all!
Happy Friday!


Libby in TN said...

Cute quilt and the prairie points will offer a tactile experience for the baby. I've been told they will need to be pressed, maybe not initially but after several washings.

Unknown said...

I always have to press :(

Needled Mom said...

That is so cute. I made that same quilt several years ago. You should be okay with the prairie points. I put them around a baby quilt that I made 20 years ago and they still look fine. It may take a couple of washings to get the stiffness out of them.

Judy D in WA said...

Such a sweet, bright, happy little quilt. Perfect for timing! It's always nice to have a baby quilt ready for gifting.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Fun, bright quilt. I've never made prairie points, so, I can't answer your question.

Vicki in MN said...

I have never washed anything with prairie points so I don't have an answer. But it sure is a cute quilt;-)

Jannette said...

I love sewing dates with friends, but especially when you end up with a great quilt like this one! And how wonderful to have a special little someone to give it to!