Friday, March 22, 2013

on a roll..

after last year of traveling and spending lots of time with my hubby, who had cancer (and is in remission--PTL), I can finally get back to and basically catching up with life at home. And it feels so good! I love to travel, but I think I overdid it last year. Oh it was fun...but I sure paid the price!

My bi-annual quilt show is this year and I don't have very many quilts to enter in my own show! I went through my UFO's....and I had a LOT more than I thought I did! YIKES!  I vowed to myself that I would make a valiant effort to get ONE quilt done per week, sometimes two!  Oh yeah. Sounded good at first, but things are starting to slow down a bit as the UFO's now are needing more than borders and backings!  And my list of flimsies (quilt tops) is dwindling as I'm getting those done as well.  But I will give it my best shot.

Here are a few that I have worked on in the last few weeks.  I will get all of them posted eventually.

This little wallhanging has been ready and basted and all it needed was quilted! Sheesh! I made the Figgy Pudding 3D quilt a few years ago and loved doing the trees. So I did just 3, with negative images. I just love the look and will be perfect in my great room next Christmas
3D Black and White trees

 Another little wallhanging that has been patient as well. I made a Garden Gate Trellis quilt for my MIL several years ago. Well, I had to fussy cut the fabric to get the desired flowers and left my fabric looking like swiss cheese! I cut it up into little squares and decided to teach a watercolor class using those leftover pieces.  I got it done in time for her birthday this past March. She wasn't at home when I dropped it off with the other gifts for her, but she never mentioned this one. Hmmm. Wonder if my family is tired of getting 'quilty' gifts from me?  I did get her some other things as well. Oh well, I enjoyed making it for her. :)

Watercolor Flower Basket

 I designed this ( I was inspired by my friends quilt) for my last quilt retreat in Pawleys.  I recently re-did one of our guest rooms in gray, yellow and pink and thought it would be a perfect wallhanging. It's about 42" square.

Keep Calm and Quilt On

...and the embroidered center....

This is 9 Patch Lattice, done with Elizabeth Hartman's of Oh Fransson, free pattern. I just love this. It's so simple and a nice blend of fabrics. Some little baby at some point is going to love it. 
9 Patch Lattice

and the backing done with leftover strips...
9 Patch Lattice back

9 Patch Lattice

Back to work, I have binding to do on one and blocks to finish on another. 


Vicki W said...

Wow, you really are on a roll! Great finishes!

ruthsplace said...

Lovely to see you back blogging again. You have some lovely finishes.

So glad to hear that your husband is in remission, it must have been a very difficult time.