Monday, September 16, 2019

Another Finished UFO!

In my last quilt basting party I pin basted a quilt that has been waiting quite a few years for quilting.  The blocks were from years of swaps from a yahoo group called Washington State Internet Quilters.  I was a charter member of the group (started in 1998) and the blocks are representative of things in Washington.  I can see Washington from my bedroom window, although it is an hour drive!  I shop in Washington all the time since that is where some of the major chain stores are, all super close together.  Anyway this was my connection to Washington (along with going to college there).  I made so many wonderful friends from that group and have met a lot of them at retreats or quilt shows.

I have another quilt I made with some of the blocks and posted the top HERE.  That one is finished.  Now this one is!  I finished the binding Wednesday night and entered it in our county fair Thursday.  I am co-superintendent of the quilt department and spent 8 hours checking in quilts and afghans.  On Friday I was there for judging.  I was given a blue ribbon for the quilt and initially received Best of Show, but turned it down.  I did not make all the blocks, so I felt I should not receive Best of Show.  The person who received it was thrilled.

I custom quilted each block and did simple straight line quilting in the sashing.

Linking up with Design Wall Monday.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves Quilt and Finished Friday!

I joined a sew along this summer with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.  I picked a jelly roll I had received in a sampler box and although I liked the colors it was a little more graphic than my usual style.  But I persevered and finished the quilt!  I really like it now!  I went into our "old combine" lot to take pics!  I am joining Alycia at Quilty Girl for Finished Friday

Monday, September 02, 2019

Three Quilts Basted

This has not been a productive summer quilt wise.  I have had too many other things going on.  I had previously held two "basting parties", although it's not really a party if you are there by yourself!  I basted several quilts each time and have them all quilted.  I started that process again.  One basting party was in this post.

For my design wall my One Block Wonder is still there.  Check it out here.

I am trying to get back in the quilting mode, but of course school started and I had to go back to work last week!  Hence, the basting so I don't have to think when I get home from work and there will be a project ready.  I need to do more, but I need to get the bottom one quilted first as it is part of a quilt along.

These are the three quilts I have basted so far.  Two of them are OLD, OLD UFO's!

My younger daughter came to visit for the weekend and brought her 21 month old twins Finn and Remy.  Her husband stayed home to do some house painting.  Much easier to do without toddlers underfoot!  The kids were not totally impressed with the farm equipment.  They each got a truck ride to the field and saw the combines in action.  We have home storage and the truck was dumping food barley in the bin.  It is used to make items like Fiber One granola bars.

I did post a quilt a day on Instagram for August, so if you are not a follower follow me there @julie.huffman .  A very original handle!

Linking up with Design Wall Monday.