Archive for September, 2012

Gotta love the east coast!

Fueling up to spend the day in the library!


Room for improvement

I love simple quilting designs that create texture on these HeartStrings quilts and while this one has lots of room for improvement, I decided I’d try a wonky greek key type design quilted edge to edge on this small HeartStrings top pieced by Gail. I do like the texture created so I will try this on a few more tops and see if I can’t get a better rhythm but it definitely has potential.

This was #10 of 10 I wanted finished before the Philly trip AND I did get two small ones bound also so I’m in good shape.

#9 of 10

This Chinese Coins quilt was pieced by a group in CA and sent with other HeartStrings tops for me to quilt and donate.

All of it quilted freehand – wavy x’s in the coins and swirls in the sashing create a neat effect on the back.

I was kind of stumped about what to do in the outer border but ended up doing some crescent looking things since there were moons in the sashing print.

I’m never all that happy with my freehand work but it will do! Just one more small one to quilt before the Philly trip so I’m feeling a lot more caught up.