Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Triangles for August

I made 9 blocks this month for the Block Lotto drawing, and I've got my fingers crossed. I love these blocks!
In fact I love them so much I started another project using some batik fabric I had in my stash. But after I laid out a few of the blocks it felt like it wasn't working the way I'd hoped, and I abandoned it. That's how it goes sometimes. I just threw the pieces into my scrap bags for future use.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Baby Quilt

I just finished the binding on this baby quilt, which I made for a close friend who needs a gift to give a dear friend hers who's expecting a baby girl this month. I'd already finished the top, and had it sitting on a shelf, when she mentioned she was looking for a gift for a new baby girl. I'd made the top from parts of 2 packs of 2.5-inch strips--one white, and the other pinks--earlier in the year, just to see what I could make from the strips. I thought the result was pretty cute.

Here's a view of the back. I added the pink pieces to make it more interesting, and because the backing fabric wasn't large enough by itself. The binding is pink, and the machine quilting was done by Wilma at Christian Lane Quiters in Connecticut. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bonnie Huner Mystery quilt

This quilt's been finished for a couple of months, but I've been waiting to take a photo of it. I finally found the right day and the right location!

While I was at it I couldn't resist taking a photo of Tye, who's pictured at the top of the page in his younger days. He's now going on 10, and he's getting pretty grey.