Design wall Monday 2-28-11
This was a weekend of UFO finishes. The fall Chinese coins are finished. I worked on the binding at quilt retreat mid Feb, and found that 2 others were working on the same quilt, but were following the pattern closer than I ever could. I didn’t take another picture of this one. I’ve seen it enough. That is my #6 UFO finished for Judy’s challenge – only a month late.
The next finish was this lap quilt pieced by my friend with CP. I added the border, quilted and bound it. I let her pick from my fat quarter stash, and she picked some of the fabrics I didn’t really want to let go of at the time, but didn’t say anything. It is so much better to seem them finished in a quilt instead of languishing in a bin, hidden away.
The red and white above it is a top I loaded on the LA – someone else’s UFO purchased off eBay. It’s a trip around the world with a lot of turkey red and what we call 30’s fabrics. I’ve seen repros of the fabrics, but these are the real thing. It’s todays quilting project.
This week I joined a small quilt yahoo group – just a lurker as yet. They were having a UFO challenge as well, so I managed to to finish up two little quilts. I had loaded a backing that was longer than needed for the above quilt, so just added the little quilts to the end and quilted away. I was practicing ruler work (need more practice), and figured out how to use the Circle Lord micro feathers template. I also did some freehand, which also needs some practice. I suck at echoing feathers! The sewing lady top was purchased from eBay as well. I liked it, and it was less expensive than finding and buying the fabrics and making it myself.Both will join the little quilts at the top of my design walls.
I did take a picture of my design wall for today. I am making a quilt for my friend’s daughter in law. It will be out of fabrics that represent things she liked to do growing up. I’m just using 8” happy blocks, with a few others thrown in. I’ve made 2 others made with similar ideas, but they were both King size. This will be a large cuddle quilt, suitable for couch use.
The car fabric is funny. I wonder if car shows really had scantly dressed girls showing the “cars”? She wanted a picture of a convertible, and this was all we could find. It should be a fun project.
How was your week? Ready about others over at Judy Ls.