Category: 2020 Finishes

Mar 29 2020

Ready for Halloween

Last year one of the vendors at the Denver Quilting Expo had a small flag stand with a holiday banner which was really cute and I wanted one. So this year when I saw the flag holders at Jo-Ann’s, I knew it was time to get busy on this project. Jo-Ann’s didn’t carry the stand base, however I located exactly what I needed on Amazon. All that was left was the banner.

Years ago I had picked up the quilt book Motif by Jeri Kelly that contains 14 patterns for 12″ x 16″ banners. Now it was time to make one. I picked the Halloween banner because it had the fewest applique pieces and the cat is so dang cute.

Be Safe, Be Healthy and Happy Quilting

Marlene

Mar 17 2020

Two More Finishes

Batik Sampler 44 1/2″ x 60 1/2″
Autumn Card Tricks 47″ x 55″

Yeah! – two more finished quilts. The Batik Sampler is a birthday gift and the Autumn Card Tricks is a charity quilt.

Isn’t it fun to look back at earlier quilts and see how far you have progressed in the quilting craft? If I was making the Autumn Card Tricks today, I would use smaller blocks, explore different settings and maybe add a pieced border. However every journey has a starting point and this quilt is part of my beginning.

Marlene

Jan 10 2020

First Finish of 2020

Echo is now ready to hang on the wall. It was machine quilted on New Year’s Day with pantograph Fang from Urban Elementz.

Echo was quilted with Superior Threads’ Bottom Line which is the first time that I have used this thread. It took almost as long to get the tension set as it did to actually machine quilt this little project. However I made a note of the settings, so any future project using this brand will be easy to set up. I really like how the thread gives texture without contrast.

Now that Echo was completed, I turned my attention to the remaining 13 medallions. My first plan was to have the X in the X-block cut from the corresponding stripe, however I could not find any background in my stash that played well with the background in the medallions. Therefore I reversed my thinking and used the background as the X with the stripe as the triangles.

This is the only block where the triangles top-bottom & left-right mirror, the rest were just random.

I named this quilt Goldfield (45 1/2″ square) for a ghost town in Colorado and is finished without borders. Goldfield will be my next quilting project since the machine is still setup from Echo.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Marlene