Monday, September 04, 2017

Two Christmas Quilt Finishes!

In my last post I showed that I was quilting on my Snippets quilt.  I finished it last week.  I did pretty simple quilting, straight lines until the border where I did feather and curly q quilting.
Snippets by Cottonway pattern
 The striped binding was a great finish I thought!
 Closeup showing some of the Jingle fabrics, along with others from my stash.
 After I finished that quilt I was still in the Christmas mode so I quilted my One Block Wonder.  I LOVE this quilt!  It is not huge.  I just quilted a simple, quick allover design with a pale gray thread. The fabric is a Hoffman Spectrum digital print called Poinsettia.  I loved it so much I ordered more of the fabric off ebay, I couldn't find it anywhere else!  Then I was at a quilt shop an hour away Friday and found enough left on the bolt to make another one so I bought that too!
One Block Wonder
 I added a lime flange and red binding to finish it off.
 Closeup of some of the blocks.
 Next up is my Bonnie Hunter Easy Street mystery quilt.  I really am trying to finish UFO's!

I finally received my pillow cover from the Quilted Pillow Cover swap on Instagram. I sent the Red Fox Faces pillow I had posted earlier to my recipient.  She was supposed to send to another person and that person was supposed to send to me.  This was all secret at the time.  Anyway the third person had not posted updates and would not respond to emails and the hostess had my recipient send to me instead.  We had filled out forms stating color preferences, styles, etc.  The funny thing I had commented on Instagram that I thought this was too busy when she first posted fabrics and I thought it wasn't that cute, not knowing I was going to get it!   But, wow!  She turned it into an artistic creation!  The quilting is impeccable and it has amazing detail!  I am so impressed and thrilled to receive it!  I am just glad she had been told to wait and not sent it to the person who flaked out!   

School started last week and it was tiring!  I also spent two days this weekend refinishing my front and back decks.  I usually hire it done, but couldn't find anyone.  When we built our house the composite decking was just coming out and we went with the cedar.  It's great except for having to refinish it occasionally!  I'm glad that is done before winter sets in.  

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Mary said...

Great finishes, including a Deck. Glad the Swap pillow got to you. It's busy, but cute. Yea for Easy Street.

bidtl said...

Such happy colors in those quilts, you're already for December.

Ramona said...

Wow! Your one block wonder is gorgeous! I can see why you ordered more fabric! Your first Christmas quilt is so beautiful, too. You are on a quilting roll!

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful quilts! I'd love to see the fabric that you are using for the One Block Wonder quilts. It worked out so well. I need a complete new deck, so no refinishing here!