Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another UFO quilted

A couple of days ago, I finished quilting and binding the round robin I made with my local guild.  It hung in the closet all summer as I contemplated whether to add another border to make it bigger.  Finally, I decided it was big enough.  It measures about 53" x 53".  
I wasn't all that wild about some of the color choices in the borders, but after quilting, it does look quite nice.  I used some multicolored thread (King Tut's "circus") down the center of that wide teal border.  It adds a subtle shine.  And I used a black and blue batik for the binding.  I'm so glad it's finished!  That was the last quilt waiting to be quilted in my closet.  Now I can stockpile a few more!

I have several project boxes going, including a guild block of the month which I'm doing in the same fabrics as a guild "block robin."  We're making each other a block every month, and the bag I picked up last night had some lovely, rich burgundies in it.  I made the owner, Deedee, a ribbon star block and am now appliqueing a Dresden Plate.  I want to pass it along to Sheree at the February meeting because I don't know if I'll be able to go to the March one.

I'm also working on Dutch Treat blocks, very slowly; five sets of blocks for a Sylvia's Bridal Sampler swap; an adaptation of last year's 365 challenge, run by an Australian quilter; and a wild scrappy quilt from The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts which has 77 patterns from different designers.  Last, but not least, I am hosting a swap of scrappy heart blocks, most of which have arrived.  I'm just waiting for the Canadian ones, and then they'll go back out to the swappers.  

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to be caught up on the quilting isn't it!