Friday 12 February 2021

Friday finish.

This week I set out to complete the ballerina quilt. On Tuesday I laid the blocks on the floor and played around with the layout.

By the end of the evening I had all the blocks stitched together. I wanted to add a border but I didn't think I had any suitable fabric. As I started looking for border fabric I came across a piece that was perfect and was also large enough for the backing fabric. I also had to find some wadding. I have a new large piece of wadding but I didn't want to cut it as I have a large quilt that I need to sandwich as soon as I find a backing fabric I like.

On Wednesday I cut the fabric for the borders and the backing and set up the quilt sandwich ready to quilt on Thursday.

Once I'd prepped the quilt I needed to make some bread and a cheese and onion pie for dinner. This is a family favourite.

On Thursday I was only working in the afternoon and so I could get the quilting done. I had a few problems with the machine at first, missing stitches. I changed the needle but that didn't fix the problem. Then I remembered that I hadn't cleaned the machine since before Christmas and I quilted the quilt for baby Umar and I've done a lot of other sewing. I lavished love on my machine and when I returned to the quilting it happily stitched beautifully. I already had the fabric for the binding prepared I and got that stitched to the front before packing away my machine for the day. In the evening I finished hand stitching the binding down and now the quilt is a finish.

All the fabric to make this quilt came from my stash or scraps. The fabric used for the border and backing is a piece I was given. I'm very pleased with the finished quilt and this will be a donation quilt. I hope the little girl this goes to really likes pink and ballet.

So that is the second scrappy finish of the year and I'm currently making two more scrappy quilts. You would think that my scrap mountain is slowly diminishing but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm beginning to think that scrap fabric miraculously multiples when no one is looking. Not to worry I have plans for several more scrappy quilts.

I'm linking this post with Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her Can I get a whoop whoop? link up.

Take care 



  1. Wow! You really made quick work of this darling little quilt, Lyndsey. Congrats on your finish!

  2. What a lovely little girls quilt & I'm sure the recipient will love it. You are certainly quick with your sewing & I should be hand sewing binding instead of looking at blogs. Fabric scraps do multiply & I'm trying to find a way of diminishing mine. Take care, stay safe and huggles.

  3. So pretty!! Love the little ballerinas ♥️

  4. The ballerina quilt turned out so cute. I know the little girl that receives the quilt will be thrilled. And I am a firm believer that those scraps multiply at night while we are sleeping!

  5. So pretty, it's a lovely sweet donation quilt.