Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th and LOTS of Quilting!

Happy 4th of July!  Happy Independence Day!  This is a picture of our flag flying proudly, hard to see the waves of grain in the background, bt that is a spring wheat field.

I have gotten a lot accomplished in the last week!  I have pretty much ignored yard work, but I will have to tackle that this week.  I wish I had taken pictures at the wedding we went to Saturday evening but did not take my phone or camera.  The location was beautiful in a wheat field overlooking a lot of fields including some of ours.  The reception was at the former Grange Hall, now Community Hall next to our rural volunteer fire station.  The log building was built in the 30's.  I'm mentioning this because last week I showed the quilt I was giving as a gift and here it is all finished!  There is one closeup block and one scenic quilt picture.  I just did an allover free motion stars and loops in brown variegated thread.
center block - quilting closeup
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial quilt - gifted July 2, 2016
Next quilt up was Lisa's quilt I have shown parts of.  I am not going to show the completed quilt until she receives it.  She should receive it tomorrow on her birthday!  I was going to wait until my sisters were here next weekend to send it down with them, but mailed it instead.

After that quilt was quilted and bound I tackled Amy's quilt.  Again, I am not going to show it until Amy receives it. I am mailing it tomorrow if I get the binding done today.  Since we are going to a celebration later today I hope I can get it finished!

Since my granddaughter is only 2 and can't read yet I will show the progress I made on her quilt! I had gotten this far in May.  Her birthday was May 7th, but since she is still in a crib there was not a huge rush to finish her big girl quilt.  This is the Farm Girl Vintage quilt, perfect for the granddaughter of farmers and it has lots of pink!

After staring at the top as it was below, I knew I had to enlongate it before adding borders.  I made a row of block using leftover pieces I had in a baggie.  I had drastically overcut 2" squares so several of the blocks used those.

Farm Girl Vintage

Here is the finished quilt top, twin size.  The border looks wrinkled as it is sticking to my flannel design wall.  I have horse fabric for the backing since Nicole loves horses.  It's next up for quilting!

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Sally said...

I love all of your quilts, and especially the variety of styles. Your granddaughter's quilt is just beautiful, and I'm sure she will enjoy looking at all of the cute blocks.

Melissa said...

I love the Farm Girl Vintage! It's a perfect quilt for Nicole. Happy Independence Day!

Mary said...

The multi-colored cornerstones make it so fun. Glad you got the other girls quilts done. Happy Independence Day.

Mary said...

The multi-colored cornerstones make it so fun. Glad you got the other girls quilts done. Happy Independence Day.

Ramona said...

Your Farm Girl Vintage quilt is adorable in those colors. I, too, love the multi-colored cornerstones. The quilt you made for the wedding gift turned out beautifully! Can't wait to see your other finishes. Happy Belated 4th of July.

Sharon Massena said...

WOW! You accomplished a lot this weekend. And the quilts you showed are varied and beautiful. Can't wait to see the others.