Saturday, April 30, 2016

1718 Coverlet progress

Slowly plugging away at this quilt. I can't believe I've stuck with it. Maybe because it would be too much work to put the blocks back in the right order if I took it down. .

I finally finished the center block. It was excruciating: time consuming and fiddly. And I'd been putting it off so it seemed to take even longer to get it done! Those 8-pointed stars in the corners are 4-inches. Each one seemed to take a full day to make. Not perfect, but done now, and I'm moving on!

Crappy photos because it's not sunny here and isn't going to be for days. Got some movies from the library and I plan to spend some quality time with this project today.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Graham's quilt

This baby quilt was finished in 2015, but I don't think I showed the finished quilt. It was for a new baby on the block who was expected in November. Didn't finish until December and didn't get it to the parents until this past weekend.

1-, 2-, 3- and 4-inch squares combined to make 6-inch squares and set with four 6-inch squares of the focus fabric print. 

Quilted horizontally and vertically with an elongated zigzag along the block seams and two or three inches between.

The backing, which I forgot to take a picture of, is black with bright circles in orange, blue, green and red. A perfect match for the top. The binding is a solid black. The quilt measures 37 inches square.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A Year of Finishes

Today I finished a book, a block and a top. Maybe that's a sign I'll get some things accomplished this year.

The book: "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty.

The block: No. 40 of the 1718 Coverlet.

The top: Pumpkin Peel from "Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts" by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms.