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Monday, February 20, 2017

Two more quilt tops done

Two weeks ago I pinned 6 quilts.  I finished 2 easy ones right of way (see previous post) and this past week I finished two more.  The first one I finished was this one.  It's not my top.  It's for a lady from my friendship group who doesn't quilt much anymore but has a few tops she wants finished.  I just machine quilt for her.  (She's a hand quilter.)



I got the ruler machine quilting foot for my Bernina and decided to try using it with this quilt.  It will take a while to get more comfortable using them, but I can tell I was better at it by the end of the quilt.  Practice, practice, practice.  I will probably use a straight edge ruler for one or both of the 2 remaining quilts I have to finish.

I then decided to work on this English Paper Pieced quilt top.  I started this more than 10 years ago, usually piecing in the car when my husband and I would go to Cambria on the weekends.  The fabrics are all from quilts I've made over the years.  The top has been done for over 2 years and finally figured out how I wanted to quilt it.  I also have been hoarding a piece of Merimekko fabric for years that I decided to use for the back.




Two more quilts to go before I can piece again.   I have a lot of BOM's to catch up on once I get to it.  The next two quilts are pretty modern and I'm researching magazines and Pinterest for ideas.  Still haven't decided.

Tomorrow I have a play to go to.  Dirty Dancing is playing in Fresno.  So I have another day to research before I get down to business of quilting again.

Thanks for looking.

4 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Wow! I understand why you hoarded the Merimekko fabric. It did need a great place to spread all of its beauty. Gorgeous fabric. Love the way you quilted those tumbling blocks too. Congrats on those lovely finishes. ;^)

AfterMath Quilting said...

congratulations. Two more down.
It's hard to see the quilting on the first quilt, but I like what you did for the tumbling blocks. Great job working with the rulers. You're off and running.
Hope the play was fun.

Aj said...

Awesome job my friend. The backing fabric is truly special & well used on the hand pieced top! Amazing��....I'm glad we got to sew together again Friday night.

Elaine said...

You are the most prolific quilter I know. Great job!