Monday, January 30, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scissors Completed!

Here it is! Finished!

Another scrappy backing; check out the huge chunks I used up from the Stash. I used the quilting bar attachment on the walking foot that came with my machine, and I really enjoyed not marking parallel lines. I added a bit of free motion quilting action on the scissors blocks, and finished it off with some old buttons and a contrasting blue binding.

Time to cut on a new quilt and take a little break from the UFO pile…

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scrappy Scissors

Here is yet another top that has been languishing in the pile of UFOs. As I am fond of the Scrappy Backing, I threw some fabric from the Stash on the floor, and I’ll be straightening up the edges and making my backing from what you see here. I had originally selected a big chunk of solid beige for the back… boring! I like this a LOT better. Let’s see how fast I can get this thing finished…

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue & Cream Log Cabin

The UFO Round Up continues…

This top has been finished for ages, and the first stage “in the ditch” quilting had been done for a while, too. So, hot on the heels of Cog and Wheel, I slapped this one into the hoop and finished the quilting by hand, taking quilting passes through two rounds of “logs” in each block. Quilted, bound, DONE.

Next up, Scrappy Scissors…

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stash Builder Shirtings

Thrift shops are a great place to supplement your stash with lovely, non-quilt shop fabrics. I spotted these two gorgeous violet cotton shirts (can we call them "mulberry" instead?) at my local Value Village and snatched them up. They are absolutely delicious.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cog and Wheel: Mine's Done, Too!

With the decision to NOT enter an epic quilt competition this winter, I feel a measure of relief and happy anticipation of the new year and all the quilty promise it holds. I have some new projects brewing, but I am also eager to hammer away at older unfinished quilts and get them done!

My Cog and Wheel quilt had been pieced quite a while ago and had been quilted, but hadn't been bound yet. So, I kicked off the New Year with finally attaching and hand-finishing the binding. Hooray for a finished quilt! Plus, recent blog posts by Karyn and Katherine provided a boot to the behind...