Showing posts with label barn raising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label barn raising. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quilts and more quilts!!

l picked up 2 quilts from my machine quilter last week. They have been lying on the floor in my lounge so l can enjoy the wonderful quilting that Karen has done. These are the 2nd and 3rd quilts that Karen has quilted for me. You can see more images over on Karen's blog. Her photo's do the quilt's more justice than mine. l am so pleased to have found her. l saw and admired her quilt at a quilt show that won a ribbon  several years ago, and then stumbled on her blog a few months ago, and recognised the quilt. And the rest is history. Now l need to get the binding on them.

This first one is a snail trail, and l used mostly repro fabrics. l made the centre of this  quilt after taking a class with a favorite teacher of mine many years ago, and it languished in the To Be Finished pile for several years. l finally found a fabric for the outer border that l liked and am so glad it's DONE.

And yes, l know there are a few blocks turned the wrong way!! l just can't help myself!! That's my excuse, and l'm sticking to it! Look at the stunning quilting that Karen has done.

This is a particularly special quilt. It's a wedding signature quilt l made for my Nephew and his new wife. l drew some squares on fabric that l took to the wedding and handed them around to all the guests on the wedding day, and then collected at the end of the day.  l then used those signature squares to make this memory quilt.

Here you can see some of the well wishes.  This couple are now expecting their
 first child, so it  looks like a cot quilt is on the agenda.

Again Karen has done an amazing job.

Remember those charm squares that came in the mail with the pincushion? Well, they became this mini quilt over the weekend. Its so cute. And perfect for autumn decorating, though we are in spring here.

l taught a class last year on half square triangles and the patterns you can make with
 them. So, of course l needed some samples to show. These were just tops, and then l decided on the weekend to get them finished. A great little collection to spread around the house.

Some l used the same shirting through out.
And some l mixed it up.
This one is my favorite.
And of course, barn raising is an all time fav setting of mine.
After l sewed the bindings on, they went in the wash and then the dryer,
 to give them that lovely vintage look.

l have a long term project coming up in the near future, so l am trying to clear the
 decks of a few WIP's. l would call the weekend a success.
Thanks for visiting.