Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Finish!

This was a quilt top that I've had for over a year. It belongs to a friend of my daughter, Mandie. She bought it at a garage sale for $1!! (Boy, I wish I had been at that garage sale!!!) This was a fun one to quilt, because I never tired of seeing the next fabric!!! So this is a post full of photos...

...Did you Savor every fun fabric?!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Colors of the Sea

Another finish that occurred in the past couple of weeks was a "wedding quilt" for some dear friends - but they've been married for almost 5 years - so I was waaaaaaay behind on this one. Oh well, it's done now!!

I called it "Colors of the Sea" - a simple one patch square set on point in different blues. I actually had help with this one - Mandie pieced the top and then I quilted it. I must confess that I started hand quilting it about 4 years ago, but it got set aside. I realized that it would never get finished if I kept hand quilting so I finished up with machine quilting. I did a simple wave pattern to fit the "Sea" theme".

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quilter's Book Club Flimsy

Last year I participated in Starwood Quilter's on-line Book Club. Those that participated, read the selected book, participated in an on-line discussion, and could choose to make a quilt block. I chose to do my blocks as redwork patterns and I FINALLY finished the last one a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure when it will get quilted, there are several other flimsys I would like to quilt first. The red work patterns were of my our research/design (mostly from Google Images) and the fabrics were gifted to me. I thought it will make a great summer/sit under the tree and read a good book quilt!

Book/Block 1: "The Persian Pickle Club" by Sandra Dallas

Book/Block 2: "A Single Thread" by Marie Bostwick

Book/Block 3: "The Quilter's Apprentice" by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book/Block 4: "Alice's Tulips" by Sandra Dallas

Book/Block 5: "The Lover's Knot" by Clare O'Donohue

Book/Block 6: "Wedding Ring" by Emilie Richards

Book/Block 7: "Between Heaven and Texas" by Marie Bostwick

Book/Block 8: "The Goodbye Quilt" by Susan Wiggs

Book/Block 9: "State Fair: A Benni Harper Mystery" by Earlene Fowler

Book/Block 10: "The Christmas Quilt: An Elm Creek Novel" by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book/Block 11: "The Healing Quilt" by Lauraine Snelling

Book/Block 12: "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini

Center Block

And that's a wrap!