Inspired by the (old) beach pictures I put up yesterday I decided to go back to the beach to take some pictures of my latest quilts. I got to cheat a bit on these since they are made with a quilt top I found at a thrift store. I right away loved the colors and the fabrics, which I think are from the 1960’s. It was quite large and I decided to get out my trusty seam ripper and ripped it in half, very carefully, so as to get two quilts out of it.
They are just the right size for cuddling up on the couch on a cool California evening, of which there are quite a few. I adore polka dot fabric and am particularly taken with the red one, so that was an easy choice. The batting is polyester, so as to keep it nice and fluffy and light. One of the quilts has double batting for when it’s even colder than usual.
I had planned to try my new sewing machine’s quilting capabilities but the quilt top was a bit wonky so I ended up just tacking down the corners of the squares, which worked out fine and keeps the quilt fluffier and warmer. I did some ‘stitching in the ditch’ around the binding, which turned out okay, although I could probably use some more practice…. Can’t wait to start on the next quilt, this time with “a top of one’s own”.