Archive for March, 2011
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.
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.
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?
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.