Quilting Tangent wrote to me and told me that she had used the same block as my “Stars on Ice Quilt” (see more HERE. )
An amazing Quilter!
When I was astounded that was a block she used for her FIRST quilt – she sent me pictures and this is what she said, “Yes, my first quilt was hand pieced, queen size and reversible. I got a machine, figured out how to use it and did the quilting with a vine stitch the machine had. Took forever! Now I’m trying to learn to piece on the machine, a lot different then hand sewing..” Continue reading
We had a fun bus trip to Monroe Washington to see all the quilts on display. Wow oh, WOW!!! There were over 500 quilts … tons of eye candy … I took a picture of only a fraction of them. Click on the slideshow below to see what I took pictures of. Of course, I took pictures of every single Bonnie Hunter design I could find! 🙂 I also included the description of each quilt … usually following the quilt, but some of them came before the quilt … I’m sure you’ll figure it out!
YES!1! This winter table runner is DONE!!! (And, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it beside some crocuses! (Look carefully and you’ll see a couple of purple flowers!)
There are secret things happening here. Slow progress is being made on each of these. There are challenge quilts for the upcoming guild show in May as well as Island Batik challenges for the next few months.
Of course – once I am able, I will show you ALL of the secret projects … just not yet. Continue reading
Out of the container, that is.
This is my #3 UFO … It’s come a little ways since I took the picture on the right in December. It came out of the container. I finished the blocks and put a border on it. I was going to add an additional blue border, but then it will be too big for my coffee table … sew … I’m going to use the cut dark blue border material for the binding. This table runner was suppose to be finished in 2017 for a swap at our annual Over the Rainbow retreat … hmmm … guess it’s missed it’s chance for the swap! That’s OK … I like it, hubby likes it and it will be pretty on the coffee table.
Now to sandwich it, quilt it, bind it and call it done! Hopefully, I can show you the finished runner soon!
I haven’t had a lot of time to sew in the last few days … but I’ve done a bit!
The March Island Batik project is sandwiched! The theme for this month is “Vintage Reimagined.” It is a fun theme to work with! I used these fabrics on the right!!! Oh – what a joy it is to use this beautiful fabric!!! I’ll show you more when it’s quilted.
Good Fortune Mystery Quilt:
- Border #1 is on.
- Border #2 (purple triangles) is in progress.
- Border # 3 is ready to sew on
- Border #4 is being pieced together.
I completed 2 UFOs this month! YEAH!!! To see close-ups of these 2 quilts visit the original blog posts Ivan’s Diamonds (left) and Carpenter’s Wheel. (right)