Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quilting and binding

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I loaded and quilted a sweet HeartStrings top pieced by Tish – these quilts from our current project are so bright and cheery – working on them has been a good choice as I wait for spring to arrive here in Minneapolis.

I quilted freehand butterflies and loops — the easiest ones from the Pajama Quilter DVD.

Now I’ll relax and work on binding the one from the other day.

Lime Green

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We’re finishing up our Lime Green project at HeartStrings so I wanted to get my 2nd top assembled before the 31st. It won’t be quilted yet but at least the top is done. The lighting is a little off in the photo but it’s a bright one!

For those of you who might remember me starting these blocks, I had planned to use a pink border but the center turned out to be to bright/strong so I went with the Lime border — good thing I have a nice stash to pull a substitute from when needed.


Published / by Mary / 7 Comments on Sunset

My favorite time of day. This evening we walked along the river at sunset.

And while it hasn’t been a super productive week, I did finish one more binding tonight. A HeartStrings top pieced by LauraJean.

Quilted with the pantograph, Seaweed – don’t you love the pop of red and hot pink in this one?

Another exploded block

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Since finishing the Carpenter Star top, I’ve been on the lookout for another block to explode.

Do you have a block encyclopedia? I use EQ for designing quilts and while I often use blocks from there, I like to page through a book with blocks and modify or draw my own many times. My absolute favorite book for this is The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns by Jinny Beyer.

I didn’t use one of the exact blocks in the book – but I played around with squares and half square triangles until I came across this result and I’ve got some pretty purples in the stash that would work. Not sure when I’ll get to it but I love it.