Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tops from Retreat

My daughter Amy has been here this week and along with self-imposed stress to finish a quilt to enter in the Palouse Patchers show this weekend and doing things with her, I finally got Brad and Amy to hold up some of the quilt tops I finished. The one that is in the show I didn't get a photo of, but I will tomorrow. It is the Prickly Pear from the post here. I had all the blocks done and set it together last weekend and quilted and bound it this week. I tacked down the sleeve on the way to Moscow early Friday morning as Amy drove!
I had Brad's graduation quilt precut and got it all pieced the first evening. It is a bit blurry, but it's a log cabin and you can see the fabrics here. The next quilt was the Canyon Dance quilt that I showed the fabrics on a couple posts ago. This is a large queen size quilt and I got it together on Friday. That's what sewing for 13 or 14 hours will do. These quilts are super easy to piece. I used templates to cut them out and they just sew together quickly and I didn't even pin.
I have another quilt top I pieced Saturday but it's not quite finished yet, it needs borders. Yes, I did get told more than once I was an over achiever!

6 comments:

floribunda said...

the canyon dance turned out beautiful -- as expected! I ordered the pattern and template from Tracey directly and they arrived yesterday, and at a discount off the store prices. Can't wait to start sewing those curves...

Piecefulafternoon said...

Great tops. Well, not sure you are really an over achiever - just a super GOOD achiever - which works well for me, since I get to have you do my machine quilting - I love everything you've done!!!!

Tink said...

You go Miss Overachiever...beautiful!!

Cindy said...

You were one busy beaver! Beautiful, beautiful!

Tamra said...

The Canyon Dance is very, very cool. I can't believe it's as easy as you're telling me...rofl! One of these days...long, long from now, when all my UFOs are done and I'm not dead yet, then I'll try my hand at it too. :)

Karen said...

Wonderful fabric in Canyon Dance.