Saturday, October 31, 2015

And there goes October!

I can't believe that another month has flown past - although I have enough projects worked on to prove it!  I'll be sharing some of them as the weeks go by, but today's post is reserved to show my October's "A Lovely Year of Finishes" finished project.
I got one of my "fire" quilts done - it will be going to one of the boys that lost a brother in a tragic house fire earlier this month.  The quilt for the 2nd brother is quilted and just needs to have the binding attached and sewn down.  I'm hoping to share that later today, but this one quilt was my challenge.
The finished quilt looks like this:

I used just a quick and simple wavy line stitched from side to side, and I machine-stitched the binding down.  I'm hoping that this quilt gets lots of use, and that means a lot of washing - I find that machine stitching the binding makes it strong and durable.
I'm off to post my finish on Melissa's ALYoF post, and then I'll work on finishing the second quilt.
Edited to add: my completed second quilt!  I quilted this with diagonal cross-hatching, and I machine stitched the binding.  Hubby very kindly assisted in holding up the finished quilt - here it is!


  1. I agree when I hope/know a quilt will be used heavily I machine bind in the hope it will add to the durability

  2. It is so nice to be able to wrap someone in a quilt stitched with love - what a nice thing to do for this family who lost so much. Great little boy quilt!! So glad you linked up with ALYOF so I could enjoy the eye candy!

  3. Beautiful quilt, and you are so kind to make this for this sweet boy. It will mean a lot to him.

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