I have been busy finishing quilts. The unfinished ones were piling up in the quilting room and falling on the floor. It was getting too messy. Even for me! So I quilted and bound 6 quilts and there are even more waiting.
|This one is a Challenge for Dee Dee Menge's fall retreat. I am ready early! |
It still needs to be quilted and bound but the sandwich is thread basted.
It is tiny. No title yet, it is 13" x 18"
|This little Angel has been hanging around the house for about 12 years. The pattern, Angelz, from Stargazey Designs says 2006. About a year ago I refound her, and framed her with the scrappy blocks. She rested like that for a while until the Minot Quilt Show (this coming March) sent me a registration form and their Challenge this year is to use piecing, applique, color or paint and dimensional embellishment. I found the border fabric which matched the center background and finished her up. She is quilted with 12 weight thread in the scrappy bits and Glide 40 wt. white in a serpentine stitch in the background. This picture was taken before I rouged her cheeks. Note the cat pin at her feet. I bought it in Montana when I was visiting family last year. She is about 18" x 27 " and is called, brilliantly, Scrap Angel.|
|This quilt was made to fit just behind my Lime green and silver tinsel Christmas tree. It is a cat fabric called Jingle Cats. A very simple pattern that was, once again, from Dee Dee Menge. It is backed with scarlet Cuddle and bound with a red cotton fabric. This picture was taken before the quilt was bound because it was Christmas and I didn't have time to bind it! I is now bound but not photographed...:-( 48" x 54"|
|More Christmas quilts. |
This tiny little table runner was a "class" at the Opherphun Retreat last November.
|Here it is without cat embellishments.|
|The following pictures are closeups of the quilted top before I put the binding on. Also some detail shots of the quilting done by my friend Lois Koester. Thanks Lois. I love what you did.|
|Lois calls this quilt pattern the Sand dollar.|
|I love the border vertical stripes. They go up to the points of the inner black border.|
She also ditched the beige inner border perfectly.
It is only 1/2 inch wide and she ditched it on both sides! Amazing
|This one is still two fabrics but I cut the secondary fabric into two strips and separated them a little bit. I am sewing it slowly while I play with a few other things.|
|Helen Howes pattern "Twelve Trees". |
Helen is a British quilter and I love her improv work.
You can buy the pattern online and download it. I used a few more than 12 trees
and only Benartex Fossil Fern fabrics. It is about 45" X 48".
I can see three more unfinished quilts from where I am sitting at my sewing table. I will try to keep up with them a little better. I will update the posting when I get pictures of the completely finished quilts. I promise...LOL.