Wednesday, August 31, 2011

String Quilt Quilted

 I realize this is a poor picture but I was so excited to have finished the quilting on this quilt this evening.  I started it yesterday morning.  Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get the binding on if I can find enough red thread.  I made the top in May so that's not too bad !
I listened to A Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick while quilting.  I feel we are very fortunate that our county library system has a down loadable Media library with formats for ipods, Mp3, Cd's, etc.  They recently have added books for  electronic readers also.   I have four more books on my MP3  - if I understand it correctly, I think it can hold at least 8 books.

More Scrap Blocks

Last year I cut a lot of  these blocks  using 2.5" squares and 2.5 x 6.5" blocks.  They sew together really fast.  I probably have 80 to 100 done.  I think I will sort them by colors and use them for donation quilts for our guild this winter.  Sunday afternoon  I switched from the H blocks to these.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More H Blocks

On Saturday while we were at home with the wind and rain form Hurricane Irene, I spent the day sewing these blocks that I had already cut.  These are part of the 114 H blocks that I have sewn.  If I make 6 more, I'll have enough for a 75 x 90" quilt.  First I'll have to sort them because I have a few that are duplicates.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My H Quilt


 I really enjoyed making this quilt.  It is simple to cut and piece.  I used the directions on the Exuberant Color blog. I went with a pretty much "anything goes" theme leaning towards pinks, purples and yellows. 
I'm taking this to our annual Hen Party.  Hence the H - Quilt!  We play lots of games so it will
either be a game or drawing prize for one of the Hens or Chicks. (my sister's grand daughters)

                         

 It is quilted in a freehand fan design using a cream color aurifil thread.  It is 60 x 75".

I love the suede-like feel of the backing - "Woodsy Wonders" from SSI.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Patriotic Plaid Quilted


 Last week I took a day to layer quilts.  I use one of the Sunday School rooms at church.  I was able to do four medium sized ones there and a smaller one I did at home.  This is a top I made in February.  It will go to the Veteran's Hospital in Durham in late October.


It is quilted very simply with diagonal curvy lines and is 54x63".  The backing is a flannel baseball print that I got at JoAnn's last year.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lake Project Top Finished


 We were up at the





We were up at the lake Sunday afternoon and Monday so I was able to finish up the white/print blocks for this quilt top.  I had all the other components made so I brought them home to set together.  It took a lot longer than I anticipated.  The blocks are six inches and all the triangles required lots of pressing.
These pictures seem a little darker than the quilt actually is.  I'm not sure if I would used the blacks again but I just loved the little Scottie dogs. It will finish out at 50 x 60".  This is only the second quilt I've ever made using the 30's fabrics.  Now to pick out a backing fabric and binding.  Perhaps I can get it quilted and use it as a donation to our auction at church in September.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Handbags

 I picked up the pattern and materials for these purses in June when I took my machine in to be repaired.
 They are a nice size.  Just alike except for the lining.  The pattern called for fusible batting adhered to both the lining and the outside fabric.  On  the one with the green lining I used deco-bond (sp.?) against the outer fabric. 
It has pockets all around the inside. and the sides are gathered with cute little ties. Now I'll have to decide which one I want to keep for myself.