Archive for the ‘Completed quilts’ Category
My black/white/green Two Rail Fence is done. This was one of my leftover quilts – when I pull a group of fabrics for a scrap quilt, I like to make more than one quilt, it’s especially nice when I’m using the same cut – in this case, 2.5 inch strips. This one is a gift so I’ll get it washed and sent off to Andrew in Chicago.
Edit: I did post information on how I inserted the flange in this post.
The leftover strips were from a Boxed Squares quilt.
This one was just from last year – another HeartStrings project using leftover strips from the previous project.
The binding was hand sewn yesterday and this HeartStrings quilt of mine is finished. It was started a couple years ago during one of our projects but waited a while for quilting so it counts as a UFO finish for me.
I’ll definitely hit my goal of finishing 12 UFO’s this year which isn’t all that lofty of a goal but since most of mine are tops waiting for quilting I don’t mind having some – I’m most comfortable with 20-22 of them which is where I managed to keep it for years but since the longarm moved to GA last year that number has crept up some. It does help that I’ve been quilting the smaller ones here in FL either on my regular sewing machine or hand quilting using the big stitch method.
Last year at the Maine sew-in, we decided to challenge ourselves to make a planned HeartStrings quilt like the ones Sharon makes and I finished the binding on mine yesterday. I love scrappy but I’ve got to say I love this one a lot and I’m not sure I can give it away. I’ll hang on to it a while while before I decide.
We’re challenging ourselves to make another one this year and if you’d like the details, you can find them on the HeartStrings website at this post.
The little zoo animal strippie is bound. No matter how many of these I make, I always love how they turn out.
I also love a stripe binding – in this case I used the same stripe from the top. The quilt colors are truer in the above photo, the one below was snapped last night after I finished stitching the binding.
I’ve already trimmed the next one to be bound and I’ll machine stitch it later today and get it ready for hand stitching tonight. I also want to do some knitting later.
Just one more quilt to bind which is good because I’m leaving for Big Canoe on Sunday and will be quilting a few more. It feels good to finish up these quilts and shawls in progress but I’m going to be really ready to do some piecing by July!
This is my HeartStrings top pieced in 2013 during one of our special projects. Keith called it the Good and Plenty quilt when he held it up for me to photograph today.