Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The things we do for our kids!

So my oldest daughter who already has a beautiful pieced and hand appliqued (first hand applique I did - and it took me forever to do) quilt for her bed at home, and a fun signature quilt for her bed at college, now decides she needs a Purdue quilt for those cold, cold football games she is going to go to! Last year they froze their butts off! So being the good mom that I am I told her I would make her one, and also one for her roommate!

A friend from our guild had this really easy fun pattern for college quilts made with bandannas from the school. So last spring when I picked her up I searched the campus stores and finally found 2 for the start. Of course I didn't work on them at all this summer - wanted to work on fun stuff for me! So this weekend I was in a Purdue quilt top frenzy. I got both tops done, and made each just a tad different so they could tell them apart. I think they turned out pretty good. And the fun part is I found this cool Purdue polar fleece this summer for the back. I thought this would make a really fun back as well as be warm and really cozy!

So I didn't get anything really fun accomplished this weekend, but I did get these tops done. I was going to quilt them myself since they are not too big - but now I'm getting scared because of the polar fleece back! And of course I hadn't scheduled time with a long-armer because I was going to do it myself. I think I"m going to have to bite the bullet and just do it! Any of you ever machine quilt with polar fleece or minky on the back with a regular machine?

5 comments from wonderful readers:

Tonya R said...

Can't help with the machine quilting question. You could always just tie those bad boys with some kind of sturdy yarn. That's always my quick solution for a lap quilt.

Dawn said...

Guess I could. I haven't ever tied a quilt though - it feels like cheating!!!

Tonya R said...

They're going to be taking these quilts outside to the football stadium? They're going to be eating hot dogs and who knows what while snuggling in them? People near them will be sloshing beer around (not your daughter or her roommate of course)? I think you allowed to cheat.

Dawn said...

Thank goodness you realize that my daughter and her roommate would not have the beer!!! :) snicker, snicker! Never!

I know, they are going to be abused, which is why I was happy with the simple piecing. But they did turn out cute, so I guess I need to give that some thought! I can always use that crochet cotton I"ve been pushing on you!!! :)

Tonya R said...

just so long as crochet cotton isn't slick. I've tied some quilts with perle cotton, and even tho I've done it with the surgeons' square knots, they come apart and fall out.