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A Couple of Finishes

I am a bit behind in my posting, however today I have a couple of finishes to share.

African Courthouse Steps is now a completed quilt.  This quilt top was pieced sometime before 2008 and is one of my oldest projects.  It measures 54″ x 71″ and – if I remember correctly – was an Eleanor Burns pattern.  Yeah!  There are only two more pre-2008 quilt tops to finish before the end of the year.

The second quilt finish is the Purple Strata (40″ x 42″).  I don’t care for this one as much as the Green Stata.  Maybe it has to do with the concentration of solid purple in the center.  But that is okay since this one is intended as a charity quilt; I am sure that someone out there will love it.

My new piecing project is the third strata using multi-colored strips.

The 1 1/2″ strips were divided into light, medium & dark piles and starting with the lights in the center.  I think that this one may be my favorite of all.

Have some quilty fun this weekend.

Marlene

Sewing Update

The border fabric for the Long Tall quilt arrived in the mail, so that was the first thing on my quilting to-do list.. That plan got blown to bits – I really didn’t like the border fabric – so it was on to Plan B. The Kaffe print that was planned for the border was too busy and chaotic for my tastes.

Luckily I had enough of the dark gray that was used as the accent, so off with the green and on with the gray. Much better

Long Tall quilt top is 71″ x 90 1/2″ which is taller than my design wall,. The photo does give a good idea of how it looks. Now that the borders were on, this top went into the to-be-quilted pile and I was on to the next project.

Purple was the color choice for the next Strata quilt which would be testing my theory regarding the walking foot issue. I pulled out the purple 1 1/2″ strips bin and started sewing end-to-end

and then round and round.

 

Victory! It does has some waviness, but nowhere as much as the Green Strata. No more walking foot while making a Strata quilt.

A couple more rounds and then two rounds of 2″ gray strips for the border. Purple Strata will be smaller than the Green Strata which is okay by me.

I have been thinking about making one more strata quilt using multi-colored strips. My current plan is to divide the strip pile into light, medium & dark and then sew end-to-end starting with the light pile. The lights will be the center rounds, followed by the medium and ending with the dark on the outside. I suspect that this will be the largest Strata of them all since there are a lot more multi-colored strips.

There will also be some machine quilting this weekend. The quilt top that was just loaded on the frame is this one made before 2008.

It should be a busy quilting weekend. What are your plans for the enxt two days?

Happy Quilting,

Marlene