Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Irish Chain is soon ready for quilting!

Today is my day off work, and I headed into my sewing room after the kids went to school this morning. I pieced the last blocs yesterday, and finished the last two rows and pieced them together today! I was afraid the quilt would be too small to be a lap quilt, but with a border it will be a nice sized quilt.


I haven't figured out how to quilt it yet, but I have to buy some batting and backing for it, so I'll have time to think about it. I am wondering if I should buy wool batting for this quilt. I have never used that kind before, and I wonder if it is "hard" to work with. Do any of you used wool batting? What would be your first choice for a lap quilt, and a quilt you want to be warm and soft? The cotton batting I used in my "Purple love" quilt is kind of stiff... Will it get more soft after a trip in the washing maschine? Or will it get softer when it's used some times?

My focus project this week will be to finish the two charity quilts I've been working on. I need to get the two binded, and I have been making binding for one of them today. I hoped to deliver them tonight, at the quilt guild meeting, but I will not be able to finish the binding till then. I'm looking forwar to the meeting tonight, and to meet the other ladies again. We are having one meeting a month, and it's so nice to see what the other ladies have made since last time :o) Lots of inspiration :o)

Happy sewing,
Laila

13 comments:

Hanne-Kristine said...

Teppet ditt ble bare nydelig Laila. Jeg kan tenke meg at ullvatt hadde gjort seg, men husk at det vil bli litt "fluffy" hvis du skjønner, men absolutt med de kalde vintrene vi har.....ha ha ha, så er nok ullvatt ikke så dumt :o)
klem hk

jofridsquilt said...

Quilten din er heilt nydelig. Gleder meg til å sjå den med kantar. Helsing Jofrid

Min Quilte krok said...

Nydelig quilt og flotte farger som vanlig;-))
Var på Rognan på sy helg sammen med 30 damer og der var det ei som sydde dine høner;-)) Artig og løperen ble kjempe fin:-))
Ha ei fin og kreativ uke

LeKaQuilt said...

Så utrolig lekkert! Hærlig blokk, nydelige farger - du har bare gjort det IGJEN :o))

The Rabbit Factory said...

Lovely chain quilt!

Cattinka said...

Hi Laura,
your quilt looks nice from this angle you took the foto from. And as to worm quilts. I don´t use special batting for a worm quilt I choose a different backround. I have used fleece you knwo the fabric they also make sweaters from, and those quilts are really soft and snuggly.
KATRIN W.

Anne Ida said...

Dette ble bare kjempefint! Gleder meg masse til å se det med ramme!

Vatt... jeg bruker stort sett tynn bomullsvatt i teppene mine. Jeg har en pakke ullvatt liggende, planen er å bruke den til Winter Quilt (når den en gang blir ferdig), men gruer meg litt - har hørt mye rart om ullvatt, at den er ujevn i tykkelse, vanskelig å quilte, for ikke snakke om vask av ull vs. vask av bomull. Men jeg skal prøve! Håper du deler dine erfaringer dersom du bestemmer deg for å prøve!

Ha en flott dag!
Klem fra meg

Sølvi's blog said...

Jeg har ikke prøvd ullvatt - men har hørt at den er helt lekker å håndquilte i - og god og varm. Irish chain'en din ble helt nydelig

B_Blogg said...

Det ble et kjempefint quilt, Laila (som alt du lager :-))Gleder meg til å se det med kanter og quilting. Ha ei fin syhelg. Bodil

Trollmor :) said...

Nydelig teppe, Laila ! Gleder meg til å se det helt ferdig. Jeg NYTER å titte innom sidene dine. Da koser jeg meg ! Det er bare så mye fint å titte på her, og du har akkurat min smak når det gjelder fargevalg (lilla har alltid vært min absolutte yndlingsfarge også, og kommer nok alltid til å fortsette å være det, og så elsker jeg alle de nydelige, duse japanske stoffene som kommer hele tiden)! Ønsker deg en riktig koselig og kreativ helg :)

Sue SA said...

I have mainly used wool wadding in my quilts in the past and been very happy with it. I most recently quilted two cot quilts with cotton wadding and I did notice it is differnt to quilting (domestic machine) with wool. I just found the cotton a bit finer/thinner and was easier to work with, having said that the wool isnt hard and I would use it again as it is so nice and warm.

Darcie said...

Oh my goodness! Your dream is a reality already! I remember when you showed me the inspiration behind this quilt. Bravo!

Love and hugs....

Handmade by Mai said...

It's so pretty. Love it.

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