Thursday, December 31, 2009

A few more to wrap up the year

Posted by Strlady at 11:39 AM
Since I was taking advantage of Margaret's great quilting services I decided to get a few old UFO's out to her. The problem was that none had backing and some still needed work.

Determined to get her the quilts before the New Year I dragged Brenda and GP, who were here on vacation to my local (30 minute away) quilt shop to pick up some 108" backing for 3 quilts. It was a partial success since I got full backings for 2 of the tops and yardage to piece another backing.

I found a wonderful cranberry textured fabic for the Stack n Whack with lattice sashing you see here:

I made this one when I got bit by the Stack n Whack bug back in 2000.
I think every quilt I made that year was designed by Bethany Reynolds.

I found a wonderful Purple fabric that I had to piece to back this other Stack n Whack. I was a bit nervous sending this one out since I am a bit superstitious and I had designated this top for my daughter's house - seeing that she is not yet married I had issues finishing it before she could use it (it has a jungle theme and very much a child's quilt)

Here is an old pic I found of a Show n Tell before I had added the borders (That's me in the White shirt), you can see the fabric yardage on the seat next to me.

Finally, I had to add a border to this old mariner's compass quilt (also designed by Bethany in the book Stars a'la Carte) before I could get it out the door.

I had kept the background fabric tucked away for 9 years becasue I knew the piece needed a border and I had to use the same fabric. I actually did not think the borders would make such a difference and was amazed that it did.

The piece just looks... finished!

Margaret sent me a sneak peek at the quilting on this one and it's going to look fabulous!

I also added the binding for a small Wallhanging Brenda wanted me to finish for her. She put in the final stitches while here.
So in total I pieced two backings (one for the Pumpkin Patch and another for It's a Jungle out there), Added sashing to one quilt (The Pumpkin Patch), bound two quilts (the RWB and The Pumpkin Patch), added a binding to a Wallhanging and added borders to the Mariner's Compass piece. Add to this the help I gave to my daughter in getting her quilts ready to be sent to Margaret and it was a busy month in the quilting dept.

I think I'm ready for 2010!! Bring it on!!

3 comments on "A few more to wrap up the year"

Mom on January 1, 2010 at 11:19 AM said...

My blog has a few additional picture of the Mariner's quilt. I really LOVE this one :-)

Joan on January 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM said...

Beautiful porjects... You were a busy girl!
Happy New Year

Heather on January 1, 2010 at 9:23 PM said...

I love the quilts, they are all really pretty. I haven't done a stack and wack quilt, is it very difficult?


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