Thursday, December 15, 2011

See You Next Year!!

Well I think I am caught up on what I have finished this year. In January I am going to start on some stash projects that have be tabled for some time. I also have a BOM  from my local quilt shop done in Batiks that I want to share. Subject matter: Menopause. The blocks are lovely and quite colorful.

Merry Christmas to all and a healthy New Year.

Final quilt finish for 2011

This is a BOM quilt from the Quilt Company called Lovebird Lane. It was pretty labor intensive as the outside border is all pieced. This is for my daughter Jennifer and my objective for next year is to teach Jen how to sew and or quilt. Maybe then I will have just a tad more time to work on my stash and try to get it under control.

There was quite a bit of applique for this quilt and I think I am getting better at it, but still trying to discover which applique process works best for me.

Close up of the pieced border. I really like the ribbon corners and plan on using them in another project.
Quilt for Grandson ready to be wrapped. For the binding I sewed 6" x 2 1/2 inch pieces end to end until
I had the correct length. It was a bit more work, but a great way to use up the materials.

The black on white/white on black fabrics are from a noodle swap with the ladies on the HGTV quilting message board. My first time in a swap and I really enjoyed the experience. I still have some fabric leftover and think a matching pillow case for the quilt my be added to the package.

"Manly" Quilt finished

The end of 2011 is near. I have finished several of my quilt objectives. My Dh's 10 minute block quilt is finally finished and quilted. He quite likes it.

I did a pinwheel pieced border and it was not as hard as I envisioned it.

It is quilted all over with a pinecone motif. One of the fabrics had pinecones on it and it seemed
more "Manly" the swirls or squiggles!