Saturday, October 27, 2012
If this looks familiar...it should! I took a picture of the unquilted top awhile back and it's been the header photo for this blog :) All the fabric on the top is from my stash of batiks, and I quilted it using Guttermann's variegated red & white thread which was generously donated to the project by Brigitte a few weeks ago.
The pattern is by Janet Wickell of the about.com forum. It was a mystery quilt, and the free pattern is still available on the website here. I ended up making mine 60" square because I'm fond of square quilts. You never have them oriented the wrong way! ;)
And here's a peek at the back...I took a chance and used a solid black backing with the variegated thread. I usually make the thread match the back! I machine bound it and later realized I'd missed catching a couple of sections of the binding on the back so I hand sewed them down. Shhh, don't tell on me!!
Cyndy's quilts have migrated up from SW Washington (via my fabulous Quilt Mule aka Dad!) and I will have them in my hands mid-week, so watch for another blog post in a few days. She made a super cute Buggy Barn quilt for the project!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Linda H (who many of us call Lindahoo) made three quilts for the Taylor Bridge Fire Quilts project...the first one is called Brenna's Heart and is 60" square.
The other two are Disappearing 9 Patch...one in masculine colors is 57 x 67"...
and the other is a cute two sided toddler quilt at 34 x 46".
The back (below) is as pretty as the front!
And last but not least, we have Clifford Saves the Day! A super cute 35 x 44" quilt by Ellen, with a bright red mock flange binding and a blue back that has little dog bones on it :)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I totally stole this picture from Sam at Quilting Doberman, LOL! She was sweet enough to give me this fun and funky quilt for the TBFQ yesterday. Earlier this summer she took the quilt and her adorable dog Nim out to take some photographs.
I'm adding a label today so Linda B can pick it up with the others this afternoon!
She also gave me this cute quilt below . Both are backed with wonderfully soft fleece. This one is light grey and the Broken Dishes one is mint green.
Friday, October 5, 2012
My friend Kathy P received two twin sized Log Cabin quilts from a quilting friend of hers, Karen. They are almost identical, although one has a yellow back and the other is a neat looking Double Wedding Ring cheater fabric. Don't they look great!?
Saturday, September 29, 2012
|56 x 76" big block quilt from Mary Jane|
Here's what was a the box from Mary Jane this week! Two almost twin sized quilts, and two cute house blocks. Thank you, Mary Jane!!!
|55 x 72" blue and green puzzle quilt from Mary Jane|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Pam was sweet enough to make 4 more houses for my 2nd sampler quilt. Thank you, Pam! She also sent me a stack of cornerstones to use for the same. I will post pictures of one of the sampler tops in the next few days after I get the cornerstones added...I already have the blocks and initial sashing sewn into rows.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chris sent in this cool Red/White/Blue top for us to quilt...it's 55 x 66 and was a BOM. Isn't it fun? She also sent in two sets of blocks. The first is another BOM she started.
Two of the twelve 18" blocks still need matching sashing/corners and then they'll need some additional sashing between the finished blocks. The rest of what she sent are her winnings from a 2010 Block Lotto on quilting.about.com. It's a variation on the Dutchman's Puzzle block. I didn't take the proper time to sort all the colors in the best layout just yet, but will probably divide up the teals to be on the ends.