A place for me to journal and post pictures about my quilting adventures.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally quilting again!

The landscaping is finished; my shoulder is now missing a big hook-shaped bone spur, and I’m back to the quilting machine thanks to the Physical Therapists! I’m starting with some HeartStrings quilts that are needed for Robin’s project.

QOV from blocks by Kathy.jpg

This first one was made from blocks sent by Kathy (I think). I finished it in my favorite way, adding sashing just wide enough to cover the seams, similar to a quilt as you go, but just on one side to make the top. This way I don’t have to try to press all the seams open! I had just a yard of this stars on blue print, just enough for sashing and binding! I love it when it uses the fabric all up! Kathy sent backing, so that was great.

QOV top from Melva.jpg

This second one is a top sent by Melva, one of Bonnie Hunter’s mysteries. I had it over the couch to finish drying and my daughter walked it, saw it, and said did you make it? No. Well, can you make one like it? These are the colors in my living room and it matched perfectly. I love Ohio stars set on point! There is a top border, but my quilt holder wasn’t cooperative about holding it any longer. I thought it was in focus, but, no so much. They are both on their way to Robin for her Returning Warriors project. She was 50 quilts short a few months ago, I hope this helps her meet her goal.

I have another quilt top on Black Bart to finish up for another HeartStringer. More about it another time.


Happy Quilting,