Friday, July 16, 2010

One More Quilted

Starry, Starry Night has been in the to be quilted pile for many years. I picked up this pattern when I went to the Sisters Quilt Show in 2005 and made it right away. The backing and the top have just been waiting. I think one reason I didn't get it done before now was that I couldn't decide how to quilt it. Finally I just did a free hand. The quilt is so busy it hardly shows anyway.

Glad I can cross this one off the list. I'm putting the machine part of the binding on this evening and then it will be next after the Chelsea Cottage binding.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Breeze is Quilted

I really like the batik that I found for the back. Perfect colors. I will be binding tomorrow and plan to mail this off to my SIL Monday.


Chelsea Cottage

Chelsea Cottage is finally quilted. I don't do custom quilting very often so it is far from perfect. It is mine though and I can live with it. I need to trim a lot of threads yet and get it squared up but since I am running about a week behind I will set it aside until Summer Breezes is quilted.

Several of the Alex Anderson retreat group purchased this kit from In Between Stitches at sew night. In Between Stitches, in Livermore CA, has opened their sewing room for pre-retreaters the last couple of years. It is a nice little get together for those of us who arrive early.

This quilt is from the book You're Invited by Barb Adams and Alma Allen, Blackbird designs. I love their books!
Off to quilt Summer Breezes and then I have one customer quilt that has to be finished by Sunday evening.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze from Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett is the quilt I chose to make for my Sister-in-Law, Wendy. Wendy was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will have her second chemo treatment next week. I hope to be able to find backing and get it quilted over the weekend and off in the mail Tuesday. That may be a lot to hope for but I am going to try. Seems like I always forget to buy the backing. I wanted to use the same fabric collection, Fresh Cotton, but I don't want to have to wait on an order. I need to get in the habit of getting everything I need at one time.

Also a picture of my nine patch mess. This quilt is taking forever to put together. I need to get back to it, I'm tired of looking at it!