I wasn't as productive this year as I'd like to be, but I got 3 quilts done for the quilt show. None of them are real big, but done is done!
First, I finally finished my 10 year old project! It feels good to have this one done, and I'm looking forward to displaying this in my house after the holidays.
|43.5” w x 54”h|
A closeup of the quilting, done by Shari Bahr, who also participated in this exchange. All of the applique is raw-edge and it will fray when it's washed. That makes even more lovely soft texture on the quilt!
A detail shot of my liberated border. a la Gwen Marston. Don't they look like little flags waving in the breeze? I love those straight lines of quilting!
And a shot of the back, where I used up all the leftover bits from the border. You can also see the lovely texture the quilting gives the quilt.
|27" x 28"|
|left side of quilt|
|right side of quilt|
|35" x 47"|
A detail shot of the border. Looks like there's a cold wind blowing!
And here's a photo of the backing with those cute ice skates and the wonderful flannel print I used for the binding. I'm going to enjoy snuggling with this soon, as we've gotten cold weather now and actually had our first snow yesterday!
I fell in love with this fabric. I had a pair of ice skates just like this when I was a kid in Michigan. I inherited them from my older cousin Leslie. I remember when I first got them, they were too big and I had to wear quite a few pairs of socks to get them to fit. My sister and I went skating on the local lagoon. Well, I mostly skated and she mostly fell down. I wore those skates until they were so tight they were killing my toes! Although, out in the cold while skating, my feet were numb anyway. hee hee! I was never really good at skating, but I had a lot of fun.
Well, I didn't get better from my icky cold last week, so I took myself to the Dr. I was actually having an asthma-type thing going on as well as just being sick. So I had a nebulizer treatment (a new experience for me), got some new inhalers and an antibiotic (for a sinus infection) and that helped. I've been laying low ever since, and was starting to feel better. I over-did yesterday, and didn't feel so good last night. So, back to taking care of myself a little longer, I guess. I need this to be gone before Christmas!
I did manage to do a little sewing for Block Lotto though! It felt good to sew some. Hopefully some more soon. I have some Christmas secret sewing to do too!