Monday, October 27, 2008

Finally!!!! This is now bound and ready to be delivered. This has been one of those quilts that just seems like relief to have completed. The dark burgundy binding really ties it all together. It is a heavy throw or lap quilt.

Finished Crumbs! Now that it is bound, I can start the other one just like it and quilt and bind it.

This quilt is made from using 4 1/2 inch crumb blocks sewn into a strip of ten blocks. I then used a pattern from side panel and altered it a bit to make the quilt fit onto a 42" width of fabric. The blocks were tied and then I quilted along the black strips. This quilt worked up fairly fast. The only thing left to do now is the binding.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

These quilts are ready to go. The one on the left is a Christmas quilt that's been in the closet for awhile. It's now ready to go to the Family Connections Center in Layton. The quilts at the right are the ones going this trip around.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Back from the quilter this quilt is now ready to be bound. I just love the crispness of the blue and white.

Monday, October 13, 2008

September Mornings a quilt that reminds me of the September Mornings my sister and I spent just this past September. I've finished the binding and now for the label and then it will be ready to mail to my sis as a reminder of our sister bond.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

October Snow! This was the view from my back porch this morning. About 8 or 9 inches of snow fell during the night. It is supposed to clear out by midweek and be fall again. If this is winter, I don't want it to come.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

THERAPY???? Usually I use quilting as therapy. Sometimes however it is the opposite. As I was using samples my sister had given me, I got into a place where I just couldn't let go and let it be. I was trying to force something and I couldn't figure out what. So I ripped all the blocks apart and started over. Then I found what I thought was the perfect thing to put between the blocks. It was a huge scrap of velvet. Even with my quilting foot the velvet just smooshed beneath it. I couldn't pin it and make it turn out as perfect corners. I was about to throw it all out and then I realized that there is maybe some person who could use the warmth this would provide. I've got the back cut and I'll take it down to the city center and tie it and then how will I bind it??? Don't know yet, but I saved it from the trash. Hope that my potty mouth while sewing didn't spill onto the quilt:-)