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 :)
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.
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…
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.