Monday, July 28, 2014

Scattered Thoughts and Quilts

I had good intentions of getting back to blogging after posting about my son but the best laid plans get interrupted by just simply being too busy or too lazy!  I am going to try this for the first time linking up to Judy L.'s blog for "Design Wall Monday".  These are blocks I worked on at a quilt retreat I went on this past weekend at Rather Be's Quilt Shop near Pomeroy, WA.  Eight of us had a great time quilting, eating and laughing. I made half of these blocks, but didn't have the rest of the pieces cut so I finished them today.  It will have two borders.  I am making another quilt of these "Mocha Meringue" fabrics and they will go on the twin beds in my basement.  They are WAY different than my usual colorways.

I had these two quilts already pin basted for quilting and I got them quilted at the retreat and bound.  The 30's one has a story.  A couple of weeks ago I stopped in at Material Girls Quilt Shop in Orofino, ID and they had 20 luscious new 30's prints.  I have a bin of 30's and they aren't my favorite fabric choice, but they were so soft and lovely and other women were making dresden plate quilts out of them.  I bought all 20 prints and background and came home and used my Dresden ruler (I can't find that style available online, it was on clearance years ago) and made 20 pointed dresden blocks.  I was contacted by someone wanted to buy a wall quilt and she loves 30's.  I sent her a picture of a couple blocks and 2 other quilts and she wanted the dresden.  So I set together 9 of them and have that quilt ready to go as shown. I made one more block so I now have 12 to go in to a twin size quilt the way I designed the next one.
I bought this quilt kit at Wild Hare Quilt Shop in Orofino, ID (yes, there are two great quilt shops in one little town).  I purchased the kit on a shop hop and got it pieced together at a retreat in April.  It's all finished, yes another UFO bites the dust!


Mary said...

I like your finishes! Great to see you Linking up today! I enjoy having a good reason to find something to show each Monday. Linking up gives me a reason to finish something or at least show progress

Churn Dash said...

I was pleased to discover your blog. I love going to retreats, it is such a good to be with friends and to sew.
I love the colours in the mocha meringue quilt. The blocks showcase the fabric so well.


Kate said...

Beautiful quilts! I really like the one with the butterflies!

Melissa said...

yah for finishes! You impress me with them, I barely blink and you finish up a binding! :) I'm so glad I got to see you this weekend, I wish we were closer so I could come sew with you more often.

BTW, the dresdens almost make me want to make one too... in 30's. But I will NOT! :) famous last words!