Friday, November 23, 2012

A good night...

The Good Enough Quilters met this week and I really enjoyed sharing my finishes. I usually am admiring everyone else's but thanks to my quilter I have three Christmas gifts ready to go. 

My first share was the top for a baby quilt I made. I re-used a pattern I used before. I love the pattern and the bright colors in this one. I have to quilt it now and have it ready by January.

This is gift number one. It is a hundred wishes quilt with 100 different squares of fabric. I love the backing on this one too. And the quilting that Ruth did for me. She is a master.

Below is quilt number 2. I think I may have shared this before but not upright. And I'm just so thrilled to have it finished!

The companion quilt which is also another gift. Aren't these fabric colors wonderful?

We met at my house and everyone just had to admire the great apple quilt that Lynn had given me when I retired. Don't you love it!

Cindy was sharing and asking for advice. This is a wonderful and very colorful batik quilt she made but can't decide how to finish. Everyone had an opinion and we were pretty much in agreement on the choice. Can't wait to see it really finished.

Laura shared her baby quilt top. The six flowers are appliqued and the edge is ruffled. So cute and girly!

This was Laura's other share. It is a huge bed quilt and oh so pretty. We almost didn't have room to share it.

Lynn's finish was her daughter's graduation quilt. We all loved the colors in the quilt and even though you can't see it, the straight line quilting she used is perfect. Vanessa is one lucky girl!

I really enjoyed having things to share. Hope this puts me on a roll!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pick up a quilt and some fabric too.

I was only going to the quilt shop to pick up my finished quilt. And you know what that means! But first the quilt. 

Here it is. I love the bright colors and the best thing is now it is finished.

I tried a close up to show the quilting. Ruth, my quilter, did a wonderful wave throughout the quilt. It looks great.

This is the back of the quilt. Two views. When I made the backing, there wasn't enough of the fabric but then I just used some stash fabric. I'm so proud!

When I have it quilted, I also have her do the binding. She has a wonderful binding that she does with piping added. I tried to show you a close up of that so I hope you can see it.

And my true confession, here is the fabric I encountered as I walked in the door. How do you say, product placement. Just loved the individual "seed" packets, all related to sewing.

And these fat quarters are part of the line. See the tape measure. Wonder what I will do with this? The line is called Tidings of Great Joy for Quilting Treasures. Not sure how that fits. Maybe when you have a finish...

Now, heading back to work on the baby quilt for this weekend. Pressure!!