Saturday, November 21, 2009

Black, white, and yellow bento box: Hand quilting

As promised, here are some photos of the black, white, and yellow bento box quilt that will be a Christmas present.

Hand quilted, it is the same simple pattern I do on the baby quilts. Each square is bisected on the diagonal to create a grid over the entire quilt.

I'm now using my little half hoop to finish the edges. I use quarter inch masking tape to keep the quilting lines straight because I hate marking.

This is the label on the back with the spoiler information removed. I love that giant fish stamp and use it whenever I can. The label is handwritten because my all-in-one printer does not like fabric with freezer paper ironed to the back.

Here's a close-up. I took these with my old camera because the new one just doesn't have a great depth of field and it was meant more for photographing people. It has a face-finder focus aspect.

This is a quarter of a block up close.

And finally, here's a shot of a bigger section of the entire quilt. The next time you see this one, it should have binding and be ready for wrapping paper. Quilted Librarian out for Thanksgiving food shopping and more house cleaning.


Deborah said...

A great combination and one I would not have thought of!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Deborah! It was inspired by an antique fabric I have from the 1920's.
All the best,

quiltcat said...

It's really coming along nicely! Funny, i was quilting in public today and mentioned to my fellow volunteer that i have a half-hoop for hand quilting borders and she'd never heard of such a thing...and there's the identical hoop in your photo!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks Cat,
I finished quilting it last night! That half hoop is one of the best purchases I ever made. I got it years ago in Paducah. I've seen others since, but never as well made.
All the best,