There are so many quilting projects that I am trying to get finished by the end of the year, sometimes I don’t know up from down. However some small progress has been made – the quilt top Avignon has been machine quilted and gifted, so one down.
This quilt top was made in 2013 and measures 64″ square. My usual choice of batting is Hobbs 80/20, however for Avignon I tested out Pellon 80/20. It seems to me that it is a bit thicker than the Hobbs which gives it a wonderful texture from the machine quilting.
My second finish is Dump Truck – the third in the truck series.
As the other truck wallhangings, Dump Truck is 12 1/2″ square and the pattern is from The Whole Country Caboodle. I had enough gravel fabric for the binding – isn’t that perfect?
The Tessellating Star top was loaded on the machine and quilted.
I plan to do a binding with a mitered color change at the two corners which will be a first for me. The binding is a goal for this Thanksgiving weekend. Wish me success!
Juggling ball one – the applique for the border of my Michigan (LBQ mystery) is ready to be attached.
I was surprised at how much fabric was actually needed to get all the applique shapes. This is – hopefully- another goal for this four day weekend.
There was enough scraps from the mystery quilt to make the blocks for Dashing.
The pattern for Dashing is in the July/August 2017 edition of Quiltmania and designed by Corey Yoder. I like the way the two blocks flow into each other.
Do you like my quilter’s shorthand to show what colors will be made into which block? I all makes sense to me, so that is good enough. Of course once all the blocks are completed, it will be time to play “block/color swap” for the final layout.
The big ball – and project for this weekend – is to get this monster top quilted as a Christmas gift.
Swing Your Partner is my second largest quilt top – missing the top billing by 1/2″. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern and measures 83 1/2″ x 83 1/2″. I have backing fabric and thread, the only big decision left is the panto-graph. There isn’t much time to decide, so I had better get busy.