Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Japanese baby girl quilt - moving ahead!

After several days of feverishly working on the Japanese baby quilt for my sister's beautiful daughter, I finally have all the blocks complete.

Next step is to get them all together, then the bliss of starting to hand quilt can begin.

Some quilters love to make their tops, and send them off to be quilted by somebody with a long arm. I will confess that I love with the quilt is finally ready to be quilted, and think that step is perhaps my favorite part of the process.

Since the end of the growing season is almost here, I have to share a link with you to Stockton and Co. This adorable print of sweet little veggies makes me enjoy all the more our final veggie boxes that will come from our CSA Two Small Farms in the coming weeks.

Without those veggie boxes...I'm wondering what we'll be eating all winter. Dare I mention the words "Frozen Veggies"? You know those are practically curse words in California.


Unknown said...

I touched those squares!

Your niece will absolutely love that quilt.. when she is old enough to really appreciate it of course : ) Soooo pretty.

antique quilter said...

can't wait to see these blocks made into a quilt top!
I love the hand quilting part too!
My goal is to hand quilt more of my quits now.
I admit to sending lots of them out to be machine quilted but I miss the feel of hand quilting when I use the quilts as well as look at them .

Karissa said...

Oh, I know what you mean about the quilting. I also love to finish up with hand binding. Making a quilt is so much work, but I like that it's broken up in stages, so you don't get too annoyed doing one thing over and over and over again. Which is my main problem with knitting.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Those colours are so yummy! I'm sure the quilt is going to look amazing!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I'm adjusting to a new rhythm in life and it's taking me a while. I've just been enjoying catching up on your blog.

Kates said...

The squares look absolutely gorgeous Marisa. :)

Zegi said...

I agree - the hand quilting part is the best. Though I have started to grow into loving hand piecing, too. The colors look lovely. Can't wait to see how it turns out!