Monday, May 20, 2013

Busy quilting week

I have been busy quilting.  I didn't have any piecing on my goal list this month, so most of my work has been with quilting and binding.

I quilted Ellen's quilt for Art Prize.  If you have never been to Grand Rapids for this event, it is amazing.  If you do go, please feel free to vote for this quilt.  This quilt is made with some commercial fabrics and some that are hand dyed.  Perhaps my traditional quilting is influencing the art quilter.
There are lots of straight lines, and lots of thread on this quilt.

I also finished three quilts of my own- 2 of which were on the UFO list.  I am doing my happy dance!

 I started this quilt about 10 years ago.  It is hard for me to believe that I picked out those floral fabrics at that time.  They are all Robyn Pandolph fabrics, and the pattern was on the cover of Quilter's World.

This quilt isn't that old.  In fact, I think I started it just last year.  The pattern is from Kim Brackett called Town Square.  I quilted an all over pattern called Lovely using blue thread.  I love the movement this pattern gives the quilt.  I can't wait for the binding to be done so I can wash it for the crinkle effect.

The last finish I have for this week is my scrappy swoon quilt.  This quilt was made for a very special teacher that is retiring.  When my daughter switched schools this year, this teacher just took her under her wing and helped her fly.  She guided her every step of the way.  She is one special lady!  The school will greatly miss her.  Green and Yellow are the school colors.  I do admit that I like this quilt a lot more before my niece said it looked like John Deere, and my husband said it resembled the BP sign.  I quilted the same pantograph - Lovely on it with Quilter's Dream batting.  I did the binding completely by machine. It is been washed and dried for the perfect snuggle quilt.

For this week, I hope to finish quilting the last border on my large twister.  I quilted the main part of the quilt way back in March.  I have really struggled with a design for the large border.  At this point I may just meander to get it finished.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop over to Judy's to see what others are working on this week.


MaryAnn Guappone said...

Wow, amazing progress. Ellen's quilt is wonderful, wish I could vote for it.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh my goodness... you weren't kidding when you said you were busy quilting! Wow - all so different and beautiful!~ Your quilting choices are perfect on each quilt.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I love the Swoon quilt you made for the teacher! Lovely sentiment she will be able to cherish forever!
Take care, Leslie

sophie said...

I'm sure the lucky teach receiving the swoon quilt will NOT see John Deere nor BP. It's lovely.

Chris said...

I don't even know which quilt I like best. They are all beautiful.

Karen said...

Great job on the finishes. I love that Town Square quilt. I've got the book and that one is on my bucket list.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Great job on the quilting!! Love the Town Square quilt - is that from one of the Scrap Basket books?