I seriously cannot believe I have not made a blog post in 5 months. I wasn't reading blogs either, but I am trying to catch up. I got in a funk and it was hard to focus. Instagram is more instant and easier to share so most pics are posted there. Winter is not my favorite time of the year and with holidays and being busy, I just forgot my blog. We did get to go to Kentucky the week of Thanksgiving to see our daughter, husband and twin grandkids. Our other daughter and 3 kids came up right after Christmas in between blizzards!
I really have been quilting, but it doesn't seem like it! Going back through my pictures I realized there is more than I thought! Be prepared for photos!
|Brown Bag mystery from last year called Double the Fun. I still haven't added a border!|
One Block Wonder. I do not have a picture with borders on! I do not have this quilt either!
This was a fun quilt, but lots of pieces. It is called Scarlet Stitches and the block centers are panels.
Table topper I made and designed for a gift exchange at Christmas.
One Block Wonder I gifted to my boss at work. She owns a lot of my quilts! The center is a fun panel.
I finished this UFO! It is the result of two block exchanges. I wasn't thrilled with all the blocks I got back when I requested purple and blue, but I added lots of Kaffe black and whites and it turned out to be interesting! We had just a bit of snow when I took the picture.
One of my favorite finishes in a long time! I saw this quilt pattern on Instagram and loved the low volume look of it. It was a lot of fun and I am ready for next Christmas since it is Christmas prints! It is the Chamomile Quilt by Woodberry Way.
My husband's cousin is cleaning things out at their great grandparents home. She brought over these crocheted pieces along with a crochet hook and thread. She also brought some old quilt blocks. I don't enjoy crocheting and then had the urge to make a modern style piece. I made a checkerboard of bright Snippets fabric, quilted it, and attached the doilies adding a button center. I then stretched the piece over a 24 X 24 canvas.
A non quilting friend likes to buy fabric (she said it's addictive!). This is the third Quilt of Valor style quilt I have made for her. I had the panel in my stash. She cut out a bunch of 5 pointed stars, but they did not have a fusible. 505 spray baste to the rescue and I zigzagged around them.
I have a pink loving friend and she has been going through a lot of medical issues. She is having surgery in a couple of weeks so I made this quilt from Lori Holt fabrics. She received it last week and loves it. I did not have a pattern, just made 6" churn dash blocks and put them in a 12" block and added a piano key border from leftovers.
I saw this beach bundle and thought of a friend that lives in Portland and loves going to the beach. Her birthday is actually today and the quilted arrived at her house last week. It is just a lap/throw size. The bundle came with the panel and I decided on flying geese to use the other beach prints. I had the two blue framing borders in my stash.
Okay, that is it for now! Stay tuned, I am currently working on six baby quilts for Quilts for Kids.
what a fun quilt show for us to catch up!!
Spring is on the way!!
Nice quilts! I especially like the nested Churn Dash quilt.
You have been busy with finishes. I keep up with the making of blocks. Somday they will be Real Quilts. I've loved seeing your Instagram posts. Beautiful work.
It's great seeing all of the quilts that have kept you busy these past few months. Hopefully your funk has passed. Sometimes we just need to take a break from things and recharge the batteries.
My goodness you have been busy - I love it! I especially like the Christmas table topper. Have fun making those little baby quilts :)
Thank you for sharing what you have been up to. I do not do Instagram so...
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