Remember I showed you this picture of the back of the cross stitched quilt and commented that I wish there was more quilting in the motif area? Well, the lady’s hubby told her he thought it needed more quilting (smart man!) so I got the quilt back and added more quilting around the center of all the motifs and did the binding for her as well. I have to say here that I will never – I mean NEVER – bind another quilt that has high loft cheap polyester batting. It was bad enough to quilt yet alone bind. I think I must be spoiled….
And a few finishes:
This is the second quilt I’ve made from the horses panels and coordinating fabric. I bought it at a yard sale and have sent what was left on in a “I don’t want it …” swap held over on the Quilters for Comfort Yahoo page. And even at that I still have a couple panels… This quilt will be going to a great nephew’s baby daughter due to arrive in June.
I fell in love with the printed fabric in this quilt and knew I had to make something with it. This has been a quilt top for a couple years and I’m so happy I’ve finished it. This is a keeper for me (like I really need another quilt….)
This is another swap block quilt. Those who participated chose their block pattern and the colors of fabrics they wanted to use. Now I really am not a ‘yellow’ person, and why I chose yellow, black and grey? I have no idea but I love how this quilt came together. I’m still deciding if I’ll be keeping it or gifting it…This block pattern is Brasstown Star and is from Quilter’s Cache.
I received 3 sets of embroidered blocks that will be assembled into quilts for QFC. The lady used Mylar in two of the sets and sort of created a dilemma as far as what type of fabric to use for making the filler blocks. I decided to pull my binding strips and made up some 4-patch blocks and alternated with white squares to make 9-patch blocks (pictures next time….) So the fillers will be scrappy and I was able to use up quite a bit of my left over bindings.
I also was asked to help with a quilting project at the local Senior Citizens Center here in town. I could never get a straight answer as to what they actually needed to I suggested a meeting to organize… So when I asked them what they needed from me the answer was to teach them what to do. WHAT???? I’m not a teacher… Okay, these ladies are not dumb they just need some guidance so I’ve told them we could do simple 4” squares. The quilts are being donated for “humanitarian” efforts and need to be 45 X 60” and tied or quilted every 4”. Yes, I was thinking of 5” blocks until I was told that most of them would tie and I felt if the squares were 4” they could just tie them at the intersection of the blocks… Thank goodness another lady who is also a quilter and had taught quilting showed up later. She and I will work together to help these ladies learn some simple quilt making techniques.
So, yes, I’m staying busy and getting things accomplished.