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Flying Geese and Grandsons!

I have two grandsons that just turned 4!  They are the cutest little guys ever. Of course we all think that about our kids, grandkids and pets!  I have 6 grandkids and now we have added 3 more step-grandkids.  I have been trying to make them all a quilt.  I only have done 4 so far.

The newest granddaughter got a chenille quilt when she was born.  If you have never heard of them or done one let me explain.

You layer 4 layers of flannel together and stitch straight lines on the diagonal about an 1/2" apart.  Then you take and cut through 3 of the layers in-between the lines of quilting to create the chenille.  It is very time consuming! I think I will try quilting the channels on a longarm sometime.

Sorry I don't have any good pictures of the quilt.  I put a minky binding on it and machine finished it as you can see in the picture.  I hated it so I ripped it out and hand stitched it!
Your probably wondering what about flying geese?  I made these quilts for my grandsons.  I wanted …

Kern County Fair and Cowboy Quilts! Updated!

The fair is coming to Bakersfield next week.  I thought I would honor the fair by talking about my cowboy boot quilt I made for my sister-in-law last year.

I made this quilt before I bought my Handi Quilter longarm.  The quilt was quilted on my Bernina.  I marked the quilt before quilting and also did some free motion quilting on it.  I wish I would of took a picture of the setup I had for the Bernina.

I had the sewing machine in our great room on a small fold up table.  We bought a Styrofoam insulation board and cut it up to fit around the sewing machine to make a wide flat surface.  The styrofoam was an inch and a half thick I believe and we doubled it up to bring it to the surface of the sewing machine.  It worked out pretty well.  I still wouldn't go back to it now that I have a longarm.

The thing I hated the most about quilting on my Bernina was sandwiching the quilt on the ground.  I am too old for that.... well at least I feel like I am! It sure was a lot of work.  Sometimes …

Finished Stars Oh My Quilt

Here are some updated pictures of my Stars quilt.  The glue basting worked ok.  I wish I would of starched the fabric better before cutting the pieces out.  There is a lot of bias on the star blocks.

My daughter loved the quilt!  I think the pattern turned out nice.