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Thursday, January 4, 2018

First Finish of 2018

I put this quilt top together back in the spring of 2016.
And then it waited and waited for me to quilt it.
Rarely do I have a quilt top hanging around for that long,
waiting to be quilted.
Unfinished, yes...
but once a top is finished, it's usually quilted fairly quickly.

this baby quilt is finished!

I saw this pattern on pinterest a long time ago
and loved the prairie points long the outer border.
Once it was made, I was concerned that they would
not stay sharp once the quilt was laundered.

A friend suggested that I sew buttons in the middle
of each point.
That would be super cute, and I even bought the buttons,
but then it couldn't be used as a baby quilt.

When I started quilting this the other day,
I decided to quilt the prairie points down with a little swirl.
Now it can be laundered and not mess up the points.

A niece is having her fourth child in March.
This one may be going to her for her new little one.

On another note,
I've been sewing the blocks together for "On Ringo Lake"
and laid all of the parts out together in piles.
Somehow... and I counted the units out into piles of 10...
I am 6 units short for Clue 5 and one unit short for clue 7.
I'll be getting those made this afternoon,
so I won't have to stop when I get to the last few blocks.  

Piles of units to be sewn into the blocks.

I hope everyone is warm and safe and sewing away in this frigid weather.

Happy Quilting!


Libby in TN said...

That's the perfect background for your primary color pinwheels. So fun!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I did prairie points like that once on a big quilt and added buttons then made sure to put on the label that the buttons could be cut off if it would be a child hazard - your quilt is great looking colors!

Robin said...

On Ringo Lake looks so fun all sewn together and ready for the next step. I really like your aqua fabric choices. What a fun baby quilt. The background fabric is so playful. Thanks for commenting on my blog, I enjoy each and every one.

Needled Mom said...

I've got the same top - unquilted - in my closet. Like you, I was concerned about the prairie points. I LOVE your idea of stitching them down. Maybe mine will finally get done now.

Love your ORL sections. It is going to be a beautiful quilt. Did you see the finish on IG for happy_appliquer? She did hers a bit different and it is really nice.

Rebecca Grace said...

That's a darling baby quilt, and the prairie points make it extra fun. Your solution of securing them with quilting so the baby quilt is laundry friendly was a great idea.

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on your first finish this year-you beat me to it!! How clever you are quilting those PP's down, great quilting too.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

COngrats on your First Finish!! It is adorable!

Lynette said...

Probably a good call on the prairie points. I had a similar reaction with a 3D tree quilt I'd done one Christmas. I'm always glad I secured the edges! Your Ringo is going to be very pretty.

Lynn said...

Very cute, lovely print with the solids. A delightful baby quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray for a fast fun first finish!! (Say THAT 3 times fast.)

time4stitchn said...

Love your pinwheels! And the border really does add sparkle and finish it off well. Congratulations on t he finish!

Julie said...

I missed this post earlier! I LOVE this quilt! How cute! It's awesome that you are getting so many things done.