Monday, May 30, 2011

Design Wall Monday

It's actually Design Table Monday. I couldn't put this up without disturbing something else. I am finishing this top I made two years ago. I want to hang it in a local show next weekend so I had to quilt it. Now i'm working on the binding and pulling in the thread tails. This will be my May finish in the UFO challenge. I have another quilt for the show but it's in the dryer right now. When both are finished I will take better photos.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Not much has changed. The bottom is my Petaluma Quilt Guild challenge. I'm testing sashing and borders. That's actually brown fabric strips, not black. The top is a few blocks from a signature quilt I'm making for two friends who recently renewed their wedding vows.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recent Finishes

I can't believe how time has flown by. It's been over a month since I last posted. Since then I have returned to work and gone on a quilt retreat. I finished this first quilt at the retreat. I made this same quilt once before only smaller, as a donation. I loved it so much I bought the fabric all over again so I could have one to keep. That was over three years ago. I was looking for a good project to take on the retreat and decided it was time this fabric was made into a quilt.

Here's a closeup of the individual blocks. I was able to find almost all the same fabrics.

After I returned from the retreat I was looking for a mindless project to finish and decided on these Millennium Stars. I originally blogged about them here. I decided to finish them with purple sashing. I used left over strips from the purple quilt I made last fall. The photo is washed out but it's the look I was hoping for. Now to make a back and quilt it.