Sunday, July 29, 2012

Comfort Quilt for My Friend

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My non-quilty friend is facing some serious surgery this week and definitely is in need of some comfort! I only learned about her surgery a couple of weeks ago, and at the time was facing my own (less serious) surgery so I had to briefly hold off on starting this present for her. I was looking for something that would showcase some of my batik collection, and came up with Splashes of Color from All People Quilt. It's a neat (and free!) pattern, if you wish to download it. I changed the blocks to a 12" size, cutting my centers at 6.5" and the bars at 3.5" wide.

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The photos were taken as I basted it, so please ignore the random white thread lines you see.

Yesterday I got the last of the blocks plus the top sewn together and today I'm basting it. I hope to get all or most of the quilting done tomorrow and ideally have it finished by this weekend. I will be returning to work myself shortly (likely this Thursday depending on how things go) and am trying to make the time go faster by immersing myself in my project.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Quilt by Great Grandma Zeal

Mum told me a couple years ago she had a quilt her grandmother had made but she wasn't sure where she had put it. Today when I asked she said to check the linen closet and there it was! I almost didn't see it because it was folded with the plain, solid yellow backing facing out.

It is a hand pieced, hand quilted 9 Patch and appears to be 30's or feedsack prints. Mum is saying she thinks it was a baby present for my older brother, but it's PINK so I'd like to think it was meant to be mine ;)

It does gave some faint stains which actually pleases I'm a firm believer in USING quilts :)

This will be proudly displayed in my quilt studio!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A or B? Help Me Choose!

I'm totally on the fence here, working on a Row Robin quilt. I don't know why but I've had a really hard time making up my mind lately.

So which do YOU like better? Between comments here and on FB in the next 48 hours or so, majority will rule.

Grrr, stupid Blogger won't upload the pics...going to post links to my Flickr instead

Center A
Center "A"

Center B
Center "B"