It has been almost a year since I posted completed pieces. Not sure where the time has gone. Following are wall hangings, baby quilts, table runners, & handbags, all completed since my last posting. There are probably others that will be added soon.
When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion. I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) for the wedding gift. In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner. I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower. Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme. Wall hanging size 22 X 14. I used techniques for appliqué from one of my quilting classes. Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.
I love doing triangles and this quilt is a very simple design. The colors make it very pretty. I added the purple border and binding for contrast. I donated this one to the Virginia Library Association’s Paraprofessional Associates annual scholarship raffle. Finished size 67 X 61. Backing is cream muslin allowing the quilting stitches to show nicely.
I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat. They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th. I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy. Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points. I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper. I like the results. Finished size is 89 X 69.
These quilts were completed last year in my quilting class at HU. The Compass was challenging and required the use of that tool that no one likes – “the unsewing tool”. I did take out some of the stitching and moved things around until I could live with the final results. The circles, well let’s say I am happy the quilt if finished. Learned a new technique, not sure I will be doing them again any time soon. Compass finished size 43 X 39; Circles finished size 47 X 47.
Nice opportunity to use the reds in my stash. I extended the patter to make a square. Optical Illusion Made this earlier this fall. Finished size 24.5 X 24.5″ . About 13 hours.