Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial. I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished. The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching. The following are results of two weeks of work.
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.
I made this little table cover last month to practice my on-point placement. It was challenging to sew the small 1 1/2 inch squares together using the assorted dark batiks. Finished size is 18 X 21 inches.
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.
This project was just finished two days ago just in time for an upcoming trip. Hubby made the comment that he was in need of a tote bag and it would be so nice if I made one for him. After all, I am always making things for others. So here it is. After much research I found a McCall’s pattern that had just enough pockets and big enough for snacks, phone, newspaper, etc.