Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Baby quilt done!

I finished this last week, but am just getting around to the photos now.

We love us some gas in Billings. Seriously. There are three refineries.

Quilt back

Here are the details:

It's 45 inches square
The grey is Quilter's Linen in grey, but the wrong side.
The binding and back strip (dots) are from Momo's It's a Hoot, as are some of the prints in the log-cabin blocks. The binding is by hand and took about 90 minutes.
The elephants are Japanese and the sashing is Essex Linen.
The rest of the fabric came from random fat quarters, but I know the wood grain is Joel Dewberry and the blue herringbone is also Joel Dewberry, one of my favorites.
The blocks are wonky log-cabin style, and finish at 10 inches.
The sashing is Essex Linen in PFD (prepared for dye) 3 inches finished. I used PFD a) because it's what I could find in stock and b) it wasn't as harsh as white or as cream-colored as ivory.
The batting is bamboo.
The quilting is an easy free-motion pattern, and I think technically stippling, since nothing overlaps (except one tiny mistake that only I'll ever notice).

Here's more of the piecing.

And here's a closer shot.

Baby quilt

I really loved using the Essex Linen with this quilt and think it'll become a regular for sashing in the future. As long as I can find it in stock.

We snagged those photos right before heading to the horses races.

Yellowstone Downs

The bet master
He almost broke even. Basically.

Yellowstone Downs

Yellowstone Downs

And, continuing the theme of running animals, we hit up the Reed Point Sheep Drive on Sunday.

Leader of the sheep

Tim, and a red wall

Reed Point library
It was a very American event.

Me, and a train
There was Miller Light, after all. And these pants, which I'll post about next.

Reed Point

Sheep drive

Sheep drive

So that was a massive amount of photos. Speaking of massive...

This desk. It's in my, ahem, new sewing room!

All I have are cellphone photos right now. But you get the idea.


The desk was Tim's parent's. They bought it in New York a long, long time ago. It's called a partners desk. It's meant to have two people on each side, hence the double drawers. And ridiculous size.

It's solid oak. I can lie diagonally on it, reach my arms over my head as far as I can and still not touch both ends. I love it.

And, to wrap things up , adorable dogs. And a Tim.


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