Sunday, March 18, 2012

Three cheers for finishes!

Hello Everyone!  As the spring weather approaches, I'm guessing many of you will be eager to get outside and begin working in your gardens.  I've been very good so far this year and have kept away from the garden centres. 

My posts will be few and far between this spring as I've had to put the house up for sale.  I've been keeping busy packing boxes and clearing out the garage and basement.  Fingers crossed that the house sells quickly please!

Just want to show you two projects I have managed to get done this month and a few that I am working on.  I just ordered three applique books, Beautiful Botanicals, William Morris in Applique and Applique Outside the Line (of course I had to order this one!!).  I'm fairly new to applique but I'm loving the wide variety of styles and possibilities this art form offers...always something new to try in quilting, isn't that part of the fun?


Hooray!  Here's my wonky disappearing nine-patch quilt all done.  I called it My Funny Valentine and gave it to my granddaughter.

Just had a very basic meander done on this quilt - but it suits it.

Here's my blue and white pineapple block quilt - made for my sister.  She loves snowflakes, so naturally I used snowflake fabric and had it quilted using a snowflake pattern.

My diamond string quilt - pattern is from the String Quilt Revival book, which is awesome by the way.

I began this star quilt because I saw it on another blog and thought it looked really cool...of course that was a few months ago and can't remember where I originally saw it!!

Here's a quick and easy project that used up my stash of 1930's fat quarters.  All I need to do is add some borders.  Depending on how much time I have, I might just add a small white border then a larger pieced border using whatever remains of my 1930's fabric. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stoney Creek finishing touches

Well hello everyone!  I just want to welcome Cathy to the blog, thanks so much for signing up!  Things have been rather slow in the quilting department lately but a burst of creative energy over the weekend helped me get more work done on my Stoney Creek quilt. 

Here it is, all finished - yoohoo!  Even though it just looks like one large border, there are actually two borders on the quilt with a flange between them.
Here's a better look at the borders.  The first fabric is a darker turquoise fabric with a rust coloured flange sewn on to it.  The second border is a blue-black batik.  I wanted to create the look of a heavy frame around the quilt, like you would see on a piece of art.  I'm still deciding if should keep it on or not.

I'm linking up to the Needle and Thread Network for their WIP Wednesday.  Be sure to stop by and see what everyone else is up to.