Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New pieced projects….and one quilt top quilted

IMG_0643 I thought that I was very slowly working working away at quilting my Mom’s quilt, and I discovered that you really can get a lot done, just 15 or 30 minutes at a time.  On Sunday, the quilting was done, the binding is on now, and I’ve got two weeks – lots of time – to hand sew the back of the binding.

While I was taking my time quilting, the still cool weather got me going on a few new pieced quilt tops.  As my list shows, I do like a lot of variety to choose from :) 

IMG_0640 First there is a scrappy quilt from civil war repro fqs and bits and pieces, called Pick and  Choose, from American Patchwork & Quilting.  Here are four sections that will form a block.  There are hundreds (well, maybe not hundreds) of hsts and strips to sew before I can sort them out to put together the blocks.

I got a Dresden Plate finally started, using “twice the charm” strips from Thimbleberries Three’s Company, brights.  No picture here, because I haven’t yet picked out what I”ll be using the for the centre circles.

IMG_0641 There is a quilt on the cover of Quilt Sampler from Fall/Winter 2007 that I so liked and have thought about ever since.  Connecting  Threads’ new line, Hearth & Home, was to me just perfect for this pattern  - here’s one block done.  I don’t know why the centre square looks crooked…

bountiful baskets Then these baskets-in-waiting.  Six pieced, one filled.  Waiting for there bounty….pattern called Bountiful Baskets by Lydia Quigley at the The Rabbit Factory.  The fruit are fused and machine stitched, but I’m not sure yet if that is the final choice in the applique method.

And, I finally got a drawer stocked with a great selection of solids and black yardage – waiting for that perfect patttern so i can finally make a quilt with solids that I’ve been wanting to try for so long.

One more pattern that I have on my mind is Stardust Serenade from the Rabbit Factory – I’m having trouble deciding on its colours but I’m in no hurry – I’m sure they’ll jump out at me one day.

1 comment:

pwl said...

You've been busy - your blocks look great!

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I began quilt-making in January 2001, as therapy following diagnosis a chronic autoimmune condition. I enjoy creating and exploring hand and machine applique, machine piecing, english paper piecing, machine quilting, and machine embroidery. I have been working with Electric Quilt for several years and I'm comfortable with just about very aspect of using EQ to design pieced, applique, and embroidery quilts. I'm an early retired Mom with two teenager and a son who'll be married in Fall '09. My husband is my biggest quilting supporter.

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