Monday, June 3, 2013

Movin' On

With the flip of the calendar page,
spring is transitioning into summer.
 I'm transitioning
 to being at home
and getting into some kind of routine.

And it's time to transition into
some new projects.
 I've been able to finish a few tops
that I've been working on for quite awhile.
It's so liberating.

Along with my sampler,
I finished the last of the buttonhole stitches
on the wool applique pattern,
Folk Art Album
by Primitive Gatherings
Seeing that it's wool and flannel and
I'll quilt it with perel cotton,
it'll have to wait until fall to be completely done.
The other top that's finished, but will 
still need to be quilted, eventually, is 
Midnight Silhouette
by Blackbird Designs.

It was the perfect project to work
on during all those Nanny nap times.
When this quilt was started in October, 2012,
I divided the 
quilt into 8 small monthly goals.
And now it complete through
perseverance and good nappers.
I really thought I had bought a backing
for this quilt, but after spending the last week 
searching for some piece of mystery fabric
that had to be folded up somewhere,
I gave up.

But as I was digging, 
I did find a Sandy Gervais panel and some
older Halloween fabrics, including some ancient
Debbie Mumm and decided
it was time to do some back art.
There were even a few spare blocks to add.

Constructing a backing is a lot more work
than sewing one center seam especially,
if you want it to end up the right measurements, 
a rectangle,
and not give your machine quilter fits when
she goes to put it on the machine.
I think it will be cute with the front.
So Now what?
I'm not sure.

Until Next Time-


  1. Both of these quilts are Gorgeous!
    I love the piecework you did to the back of your Midnight Silouette too. That quilt is a lovely memory keepsake of those Nanny Nap days.

  2. What a wonderful talent you are...I love your Folk Art Album quilt so much, and the pearl cotton will be just the right finish for it. And your Halloween wonderful quilt too! Yum!!

  3. Love Midnight Silhouette and the backing is to die for!!

  4. Two beautiful quilts, Kyle! I love them both, and that panel you have put into the backing for the second one is perfect! : )

  5. Wonderful finished quilt tops! Wow! Love the extra effort you made with the backing too. It does take some time doesn't it?

  6. Folk Art Album is wonderful! My kind of style!

  7. Lovely work! I especially like the folk art album with the HST sashing. You have been busy!

  8. I love your brighter version of midnight silhouette. Would you ever consider selling your pattern? If so you may contact me at
    Thank you, Kerry:-)

  9. I know this is old but any tips/tricks for the Midnight Silhouette quilt? I received my kit from Shabby Fabrics and am excited to work on it but also nervous for all the applique