Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get in line!

Two quilts quilted and ready to be bound. Binding not made. I believe I've mentioned how I don't love to bind, right? Not even sure what to bind that bottom plaid one in -- maybe a solid navy blue. That's what I'm binding the top one with.
These quilts are all pinned and ready to be quilted. The top 4 are in some partial state of having been quilted. The very top one is one I am handquilting, so I quit on that one. It's probably 85% quilted. The next three are all being machine quilted, but I got a little ambitious with the quilting, and I got tired of working on them. I don't have Amanda Jean's stamina (or work ethic!).
My husband went on a Scout campout a couple weekends ago, and I got those bottom four basted in that one night. Yeah, I was up pretty late. I need him to go again so I can quilt them now! October's campout will save me. ;)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rainbow Sherbet

The center panel of this quilt was made using a Block of the Moment from Judy Martin's website -- the block is long gone, btw. I pieced this top probably 6 years ago. I know. I know. WHAT is my problem?!
Anyway, I decided it wasn't big enough on its own, so I added some borders. I first found the orangey-peachy stripe at a vendor shop at the Dallas Quilt Show several years ago, and I built the whole quilt off of that. Some fabrics are just scraps, and some were bought expressly for this quilt. Now it's pinned and ready to quilt! Of course, the line is long. We'll see if it's next or not.
I'm not exactly sure how big it is. I'll give dimensions when it's finished. I'm thinking 60+ inches square.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Block of the Month

When I first started my quilting group, we did a quick baby quilt. Our second project was a block of the month to learn how to make different blocks and to use different piecing techniques. This was my result. I just used up whatever patriotic scraps I had lying around. The denim blue border was white muslin that I dyed. Anyway, not it is in a good home. I donated it to my church for a raffle we had the other night. One more down, seventy to go.