Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday—Lots of finishes

 

AKA, I haven’t had internet access in 4 days, argh!!  I’m going batty but I did get a lot of sewing done.

First up, I finished piecing this top.  No wonder I never do traditional quilts, it gave me fits due to non-exact cutting of the squares.  This used every tiny scrap of my 2 Central Park charm packs.  I haven’t decided what to back it with yet, might have to spring for a yard of one of the prints (if I can get to a real quilt store to buy it).  Excuse ugly curtains & some freshly dyed fabric drying there behind it, we played with snow dyeing last week.

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Next up, I finally finished this little mini.

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I quilted around some of the veins in the background fabric too.  This is Jennifer’s Fairy Dreaming applique pattern again.  Once again I skipped the borders & did my own thing, adding the sun & moon.  It measures about 12x12”.

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Next, I finished the little square I submitted in the QuiltStory contest last month.  Raw edge appliqued around Fishy, SID for the rest.  It measures 10x12”.

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And I machine quilted another of the Heather Ross fish quilt tops I had laying around for several years.  It still needs binding but I’m kind of sick of fish quilts so it’ll sit a while longer.  I didn’t do a great job quilting and it’s heavy (even though it only has flannel for batting).  Nice warm quilt though, good FMQ practice, used up recycled denim.  Measures about 45” square.

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Editing to add the last one, this was a practice silk screen run I did last summer.  I saw a similar design on someone’s blog (I think) and added some elements from some fabric I had, hand drawing my own interpretation onto the screen.  I backed & bound it in that pretty batik & hand quilted it last night.  It measures about 9x10”.

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Don’t forget to stop by Judy’s for more Monday fun & I’m linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.  Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

Connie said...

Looks like you have been busy! We've been having internet problems too and it did "help" me get more quilting done. I love your little mini Fairy Dreaming, it that a pattern?

Bethany said...

I love the Fairy Dreaming quilt. Very pretty.

Heather said...

What a lot of great projects you have in the works! Really enjoyed seeing them all. :o)

VivJM said...

Great collection of projects! Being offline does have its advantages :-)