Monday, April 29, 2024

Finally a finish

 Saturday morning I put the final stitches in the border. I had already added the binding, so was able to quilt the border without using the hoop. A little less stab-stitching made the work go faster.

I was hoping for a good picture to add to my files and tried one on the park fence after my English class, but the day was quite cloudy and not  much contrast. Sunday was sunny but I had to rush out early for choir practice before church, then stay afterwards for more practice. Luckily there was still some sun when I returned home, and with the help of a small ladder, I was able to catch a picture in a sunny spot.

Sunday evening it was able to go home to my granddaughter with her parents, who came to help move my big old doll house to the next apartment where I might be able to fix it up for future generations.

I was able to grab a picture of the backing laid out on the apartment floor.

These are all Japanese tenugui representing the twelve animals of the oriental zodiac.

I thought Leia might be able to collect signatures of her friends on their animals, as I have done on a few quilts before.

That night, Leia got to give the quilt a test drive and took this picture Monday morning.

I'm so glad she is happy with it! Now, on to the next challenge.

I will be working on an alphabet quilt for a friend's baby due in June.
Wasting time hunting for a "Z" picture of the size I need. both the zebra and the zori were too small to fill my need.

"Golden Week" will give me a bit of time for more hunting.


  1. Beautiful quilt and great backing! Leia looks like she will treasure it always!

  2. That is a very happy Leia bundled up in a beautiful quilt!

  3. Julie, a beautiful quilt, that purple is great with the other fabrics, and Leia is SO happy.

  4. That quilt is beautiful and the quilting really brings out the colors and designs. Leia has really grown and turning into a beautiful young lady.


  5. What a finish, what smile from Leia, so cute! And, I just love the backing!! What a brilliant idea.

  6. You’ve done it again. You’ve put a big smile on someone’ face! It’s a wonderful quilt with a charming back. I am sure Leila will treasure it forever.