Sunday, February 24, 2013

Plaid Obsession and QOV

Terri from MI sent me another QOV that I finished up this week.  I just love this one.  The red and white material is not really pieced but I did STID as if it was.  Nice stripes.  And then free had feathers in the blue and setting triangles.  Continuous curve on the Star and feathers in the background of the star blocks.  This one went pretty fast.   So fine on top, bottom line in the bobbin and Hobbs 80/20 batting.  Pattern In Honor of

And here's Easy Street all pieced and ready to quilt.  I just have to quilt something that's on the top of my "waiting to be quilted list" first..  Easy street turned out pretty big, 102ish square.  I think I'll do a panto on this one.  And yes I have one of those four patches sitting the wrong way and I'm just going to leave it :)  My grey is light enough it just blends in.

I started something new last week, just love this one.  I've wanted to make this quilt for so long.  I have enough strings to possibly make 3!  I can never estimate how many are needed.  This one definitely has a red, white and plue theme to it.  Maybe QOV donations, hmm that or Happy Chemo.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Plaid Obsession

I've wanted to make this quilt ever since I first saw it on Julie Ks blog   I have a couple of friends who have been saving shirts for me and finally had enough different plaids to make this.  Ha, I think I cut enough strings for 3 of these quilts.  Which will be nice to have for donation quilts for guys, those always seem to be in short supply in my sewing room ;)

My husband was home yesterday and decided he wanted to help, holy smokes!  And help he did. We got 53 string blocks completed, 110 sashing blocks and a good start on the 9 patches.  I really was fun having him help :)  Today I'm going to try to get those 9 patches finished and the rows together.  What fun.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

QOV quilted

What fun this one was to quilt.   I was convincing myself to do a panto on the next QOV that came in but when I saw this beauty I just knew that wasn't going to work :)  This top was pieced by Terri in MI.  Can you believe this is only her second quilt top????  I just LOVE this pattern, from Fons and Porter.   I used Superior So Fine on top, bottom line in the bobbin.  Batting is Hobbs 80/20.  I really wanted to keep the whole stars and stripes theme going so I did lines in the white and feathers in the red.  Continuous curve in the stars and more feathers in between the stars.  In the border I simple outlined every red star with loops in between.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

First finish of 2013!!

 Made in Cherry is finally quilted!!  When I finished Easy Street I told my self the goal in 2013 has got to be that the "waiting to be quilted" list doesn't go above 5.  Made in Cherry comes off and Easy Street goes on.

It was really nice to spend the day quilting, I need more of those days :)