Monday, May 28, 2012

Design Wall Monday - May 28

This nice long weekend included some quilting time! I pieced the top for this lap quilt - Urban Cabin by Atkinson Designs. It was really quick and fun to put together - this is a pattern I'll use again for charity quilts. The large rectangle can be strip pieced, or you can use a striped fabric and skip that step. This still needs some borders and then it can be quilted.

I also had time to finish up my Doc quilt for the Schnibbles Parade.  I added a row, to make this a lap-size quilt.  That meant that the borders needed to be adjusted to fit, so I had to get a little creative with that.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out - the fabric is Lovely by Sandy Gervais.

A couple wool projects got finishing touches this weekend, too...
Tulip Basket Table Mat

Pincushion Candle Mat

The other quilt I'm working on is last summer's Block of the Week from Primitive Gatherings.  This top needs to be done before June 6, when the 2012 BOW starts!  The borders are taking forever!  I've been working on them for months, but I think I'm getting close to done.  I'll post these when they're finished.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hands 2 Help Update

Deadlines are a good thing!  If we didn't have these updates, I'd never get around to posting, or to finishing anything, for that matter.

My Hands 2 Help quilt is done - quilted and bound!
 I love how it turned out - see how nicely it matches my Mother's Day flower basket?  I didn't have a partner choose a palette for me, since I wanted to use some of my novelty prints.  This was a fun quilt to make, and a pattern I'll use again for charity quilts.  It went together pretty quickly.

The back is pieced, too...
It uses the same prints found in the front, along with a little lime green. 

Now I just have to decide if this should go to the chemo patients or sent with the church group to New Orleans - any thoughts about that?  It's more of a kid's quilt, since I used the novelty fabrics.  It finished at about 60" square.  It's really prettier in real life than these pictures show - the pink looks pretty overwhelming in this picture! 

About a year ago, our guild had Ann Wanke from The Quilted Basket teach a workshop, and I made this Twister quilt from Dilly Dally charm packs and a little yardage.  I loved working with that fabric - it was so soft and silky, and such bright, happy colors.  This quilt finished at 44", so it's a little under our limit for Hands 2 Help.  I machine quilted it with the flower motif that's in the fabric.  It's done and ready to go to a new home, too.

Since I haven't blogged in so long, I have a couple wool things to show, too.  I finished this little candle mat this spring - I guess it's for next Easter.

And the wool Banner of the Month for April was a topiary...

Work is progressing on the May Banner of the Month!