Saturday, March 30, 2013

A March Finish....and other assorted Quilt Trivia..

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've done a post.  I've been working, just not very good at sharing this month.  Plus, we did get in a bit of a vacation when we drove up to Lancaster for the AQS show.

I finished up the Amish Roman Stripes quilt for my client in Winchester and delivered it two weeks ago.  I forgot to take a picture of the whole quilt, but here's a segment showing some of the quilting.  We did a "modified Baptist Fan" on it:

I tried a two-color binding for the first time; it was a little more time-consuming than I thought, but the end result was worth it; burgundy binding on the front, and a royal blue on the back, so the reverse is completely monochromatic,

I finally made my decisions for sashing and finishing on my "Sew Red for Women" sampler quilt.  Guy quilted some simple ivy leaves on it, and I think it's very cheerful:

Of course, we all know this should have been done in February; I'll probably never make another quilt that screams "Valentine's Day" like this one.....

Now I'm working on a baby quilt for some friends, using blue and green batiks.  Almost have all the blocks done for this, but I've got to replace one set of blocks here:

I'm sure you can see that the pale blue batiks just don't make it here; even Guy was "uh, honey, this looks good but there's something wrong with those blocks."  Do you ever forge ahead on piecing, just knowing in your heart that it's not going to work?  Probably just my Irish stubborness.  However, replacement blocks won't take too long, and this top should be finished today.

Check back later this week....Easy Street is completely quilted, bindings are cut, and once I gather up enough strength to wrestle it around sewing the binding on, it will be another finish.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend....we're just happy there's No Snow!!!!