Thursday, May 10, 2018

Quilting Progress

Late Sunday afternoon I decided to attend to my quilting.  I only had three rows to go.
I started making this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt in late 2016 - it is 88" square.

The blocks used as part of the backing came from a set of blocks I won one Christmas at Capital Quilter's Guild.  The colors match up fairly well with the En Provence colors and the blocks sizes varied a bit so it was a great use for them.
I haven't taken the time to trim it yet.

Actually my sewing table was loaded with stuff from the den as was the dining room table.
Today I cleared the sewing table and most of the items, except pictures,  have been returned to the den, or disposed of one way or another.

I made binding from the same magenta as the stars.

Up next on the Crown Jewel ---------

Dawn's Early Light - will have to think a little more about the quilting before I tackle it!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Two Finished

I finally finished the binding on two patriotic donation quilts before I left for the beach.
This is brighter than it looks in this picture.

I used the same plaid on the back as in the borders.

I used up some of my patriotic odds and ends of fabric here.
Looks much better once I added the dark  navy binding.

Used a few of my leftover blocks to add to the backing.

Our friend and hostess, Carole, is holding up one of the two quilts of valor tops that she was working on.  She will add another border to make it large enough for their program.  Her guilds in the Myrtle Beach area are very active in making Quilts of Valor.

Machines at rest --- Taking a lunch break on the porch on a lovely beach day.
Have had the nicest young men here putting in carpet today.
They have been friends for 18 years and work so well together. 
Friendly, kind and respectful.
Made my day!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

En Provence Quilting

I finished piecing my 2016 en provence quilt ( Bonnie Hunter Mystery)  in May of last year.
 And I have finally started quilting it.
I've quilted three donation quilts  so time for a time for a large quilt!
And as usual the mystery quilt is big  - 87 by 87" 

That will be fun to bind - smile!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sling Blade Gets Borders

I posted about this quilt that I made in January 2017.
I stopped and put it away as I couldn't find anything I liked for a border.
I went to a quilt shop with friends on Saturday and at the last minute decided to take this top with me.
The shop was having a sale and as luck would have it I found a fabric that I liked pretty well - dark turquoise with yellow and blue motifs.  I looked around for an accent border to use with it but no luck there.
Sunday evening I looked at fabrics in the stash and found nothing that was large enough to use.

i had several small pieces of a lighter turquoise and decided to try a technique that I had learned in a landscape quilt class many years ago.  I cut several pieces of freezer paper and after a few mistrials I figured it out.  Not sure if this is exactly how I learned to but it worked for me.
Each side has a different fabric for the inner border.
And now I can call this top finished.  Hurrah!

Got up early Monday morning and sewed the borders on before I 
went to Bible Study.
Took this quick picture on the floor as I was headed out the door.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Collage Cat

I started this in early March  - took a class at Ladybug Quilt Cottage.
I have done lots of fusing and cutting of flowers etc. - but looks like I need to do lots more.
Next class in mid-April  ------

Took this picture of Luther  -I think he would be a fine collage subject!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

More Quilting - Donation Quilts

This is a donation quilt made with strings.  I swiped some strings with a friend and these are some of the darker blocks. 

This is all finished and I will donate it at Pine Tree Quilters Guild soon.

I have the prism star ready to quilt. 
I will use it as a patriotic donation for the VA Hospital Hospice Unit.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Scrappy Stars Baby Quilt

This past week I have been working on these little star blocks on and off.  Saturday afternoon I sewed most of the blocks together.  I had sorted out the fabrics while watching tv so it was just a matter of making the blocks.

I found this cute print with all of the colors in it, used some leftover 9 patch blocks to make the back wide enough and found this binding leftover from another project.  Sometimes things just work out.