Friday, February 11, 2011

Returning to Quilts

In what seems like ages, I've managed to find some time to stitch, to cut, to plan and to finish! Yes, I finished the top for Dressmaker's Quilt.

It was such a fun quilt to make, even with the trouble I had working on those log cabin blocks for the border. I have always loved scrappy quilts, and this is a scrap lovers delight. It was so much fun to work with so many fabrics!! Everything here is fabric already existing in my stash --BRAVO!!
I took it with me to the quilting circle meeting this morning; a couple of the girls held it up for me to photgraph. I will press it and lay it out on my bed to get a bit nicer view of it. This is still fun to look at, don't you think??

So, I am glad to have stuck with it, even with the log cabin woes I experienced. This is a really satisfying finish.

Here is what quilt friend Terry had to show this morning. She said she bought the quilt top at an antique store years ago. She had a woman from her quilt guild hand quilt it for her. The ocatagons are all made of feed sacks, and the entire octagon-pieced top is appliqued to the green border. Interesting. Terry had a perfect green print in her stash which she used for the backing and today she was stitching down the binding.

Next up for me is a quilt called Long Road Home by Bonnie Blue Quilts. Here is what it will look like:

I've got it mostly all cut out. It's been a boatload of cutting, that's for sure!!

This looks all neat and tidy, but those stacks of 1.5-inch strips took a loonnggg time to cut. I am eager to start on it! After I finished cutting all of this out, I remembered that those darn log cabin blocks were made from 1.5-inch strips, and I had a ga-zillion of those left over!! I probably could have eliminated the excessive cutting if I'd remembered earlier.

One can always use a supply of 1.5-inch strips, right? I shall keep these handy for projects that await me.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Jayne I love your quilt!!! Love it! And Long Road Home...be still my heart. We have very similar tastes!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on your finish. Those warm colors should help in these cold Ohio winters.

Lori said...

I love your scrappy quilt! What a great way to use up a lot of your stash.

Your new project will be wonderful as well.!! Yay for a new start and a finish!!