Monday, June 30, 2014

Progress report

I've managed to finish up a couple of flimsies recently, although it's taken more than a week to drag the camera out for photos of them...

This is from a pattern called "Quodlibet:" that I found at a shop in Madison WI last fall. All the other versions I've seen have darks where mine has lights, and vice versa -- I just had to be different.

And this is the Crayon Box top I made from a Bonnie Hunter pattern while on retreat in the mountains last month; I think it came together pretty well!

Last but not least, an actual finished object. This was the Planet Patchwork Christmas
Mystery from last year (not much of a mystery, in my opinion) that was quilted most beautifully by Alethea Ballard.  If you look at the black triangles and the border, you'll see the yellow chrysanthemums she scattered everywhere. 

  I have another quilt that Alethea did that's just waiting for binding and then I'll show it off...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2 graduates, 2 quilts

In keeping with my tradition that all my real and imaginary nieces and nephews get a quilt when they finish high-school -- I have two finishes to report.

First is for a "real" nephew -- this quilt has been mostly done for quite a while, but the binding just got added last month and the label went on yesterday.  It was made with him in mind, since for a while he was thinking about the air force (he already has his pilot's license).  I named it "Wild Blue Yonder" and it was quilted by Margaret Gunn.

For the second graduate, I was planning to give the wonky trees quilt that I've shown before, but after having it quilted I decided it was a little too whimsical for this young man... so I pulled out a sampler top made from Friday Block Party blocks and did a quick, minimalist spiral quilting job on it. Bound, washed & labeled, and will be gifted this evening!

One more finish, for me -- another pair of socks, made from Miss Babs in her "Perfectly Wreckless" colorway. I tried the "fish lips kiss" heel for the first time; I'm not sure if I like it yet, because it's been way too hot for wool socks here lately.