The Dancing 9-Patch quilt top is finished!
It measures 45 1/2″ x 56 1/2″. I am not sure that the middle border is the best, but I am not going to take it out since this is a charity quilt.
While I was searching through my orphan box for the 9 patches, I came across 7 or 8 string blocks. The next quilt in this series may be a Dancing String quilt.
However that will be later – right now I have a quilt to bind and a rail fence to sew.
Happy Friday sewing!
The baby quilt top is finished. It measures 43″ x 43.75″.
When or if I make this pattern again, I think that I will look for some striped fabric for the borders. Right now this one needs to be completed and I have already decided on quilting designs, so I need to get busy.
I have been busy on the third project for April – a baby quilt.
The pattern is called Blockhead Baby Quilt by Allegory Lanham. It is a free pattern found here on the Moda Bake Shop site.
I am making several changes to this pattern. My baby quilt will be bigger, the blocks are stacked differently, and I am planning to use fabric marker on the face instead of applique/embroidery.
This quilt needs to be finished by next Tuesday, so I had better get busy.
Here is the finished Chopsticks quilt top –
It is 48 1/2″ x 60 1/2″ The plan is to quilt this with designs from Angela Walters’ book Free-Motion Quilting.
This pattern is Winner’s Bouquet by Atkinson Designs. The pattern includes the templates for cutting out the fabric, but the flower applique was my idea and I like it. I finished the top February 2009, so it was time to get this quilt completed.
Here is a picture of the quilting motifs on the black fabric – feathers & flowers.
This is the second time that I have quilted feathers, so don’t look too close. The biggest hint that I have for feathers is to slow down. The HQ Sweet Sixteen has a speed control, so I set it for 25% for the feathers. Most machine quilting I do is around 40%.
I am off to put the final border on the Urban Chic quilt top. Talk to you later.
This was the plan for today –
BUT with only six more blocks to quilt, I ran out of thread! I thought that I had another spool of rainbow variegated thread, but that is not the case. So this project is going on hold until I can get some more.
I will be teaching a pieced curve class at our quilt guild in October, so tomorrow I will work on instructions and a sample.
I have just returned from my first visit to the Black Canyon Quilt Show. I am headed back this afternoon to see our guest lecturer – Judy Martin. There are lots of wonderful quilts to see, but this post is about a funny.
Do you remember the post about this project – the monster growth chart?I made this growth chart to be sold at the boutique with all proceeds benefiting a local charity. Well it has sold – as a table runner! Yes, you read correctly – the person who bought this plans to use it as a table runner.
It just tickles my funny bone, but I am glad that the monsters have a good home.
Off to lunch then Judy Martin.