Sunday, April 29, 2012

UFO complete for April


All done, even the binding!  (The label will have to wait until a destination is finalized.)

This quilt was started many years ago in a naive attempt to “use up all the scraps”.  When I pulled it out a few months ago there was a note and a sketch, so I was able to see at a glance what was required to complete the top.  The note was dated 1997.  That means these fabrics were the ones that were old and I wanted them gone – fifteen years ago!  As I studied the top I realized that I still have bits of quite a few of these fabrics in my present collection  – perhaps it is time for some serious stash-busting!!

Prairie Braid scrap quilt

Here is the Scrappy Braid quilt in all its asymmetrical splendour.  As I stitched the columns together, quilted it, bound it, I enjoyed those (old) fabrics all over again. And it was with a great sense of accomplishment that I wrote FINISHED beside this one on my list for this year. 

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Colours


We still don’t have much in the way of colour around here – was that SNOW I walked through the other day???

So I’ve hung this quilt in the entry way to brighten our days.

Pastel half log cabin


And take a look at this!  Eleanor served us the sweetest Easter treats at Sew Scrappy Club last week – strawberry tarts and chocolate nests.  They were almost too pretty to eat! Easter goodies

Sunday, April 1, 2012

UFO for March


Nearly done!  But since my goal is to complete this as a challenge project that is due this summer, I have plenty of time to finish up the binding.

Fifties fabrics1

This is an OLD project.  The fabrics are vintage – from the 50s.  I assembled the piece at least 20 years ago, and it has been waiting ever since to be completed.  I think the solid black fabric is a polyester blend.  (I either didn’t know the difference back then or I didn’t have any black cotton.) 

I backed it with muslin, added a scrap of lovely wool batting, and did some hand quilting.  Please don’t look at my stitches too closely. 

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