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.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Valentines Day quilt

I can't tell you how long it's been since I've had this kit.  I know I bought it on clearance at least 2 years ago.
It's already hanging in my bedroom.  It's supposed to have heart buttons but the buttons they gave me are more on the burgundy side instead of red and I didn't really like them.  So I am leaving it like this.  That is ric-rac going through the blocks.  And I used only the blocks with dogs in them except one that has cookie in it.  That's in honor of my mom.

I also finished this little one.
It's for my grand niece but it will stay at her grandma's house because her mommy said quilting just 'wasn't her thing'.   So I asked my sister if she wanted a quilt at her house for when her grandkids visit and she said yes.  I already had the hexagons all cut and ready so I wanted to make it and get it out of my stash.

I have 4 more quilts pinned and ready to go.  Just need some inspiration.

Also during the Superbowl party my friend had (all quilting ladies quilting all day) I finished another block of my applique block of the year.  It's called that because it takes me about a year to finish one block.  The gingerbread men will eventually have button eyes.

Thanks for looking.