Tuesday, October 13
Keeley and I really like the lime green. I didn't ever like green, but that green grows on U. The colors in Malcolm's nursery are a lime green. So that is where these colors came from. My eldest son said why not put some wide black/white bars in it. I kind of like. U know the rule, as quilters we often work on several different projects. So it seems.
Jennifer reminds me that I started on this quilt 21 yrs ago. I finished it up and gave it too her for her 35th BD. It is a generous lap-size quilt and I think the pattern is Ohio Star. 21 yrs ago I took a class @ Calico Station Quilt Shop, located in Orange Park. Jennifer was 14 yrs old and picked out the colors. I think it turned out well I machine sewed it and quilted it with my Viking.
Monday, October 12
The only fabric I had recently bought in 2009 was the lite blue that is in the middle on the back of the quilt. I buy muslin by the bolt and I usually buy Warm and Natural batting by the case. I think the dimensions on this quilt are 70" x 100". Both my sons are well other six feet and we wouldn't want their feet to get cold.
I have several UFP (unfinished projects). I combined (2) scrap quilts to make this 'Football or couch' quilt for my youngest son, Thomas and his wife, Keeley. I have recently purchased a 'walking foot' for my Viking and used this quilt to practice on. Plus I also did some hand quilting on it. We don't get real cold weather till about beginning of Feb and sometimes it lasts 3 wks. I know Floridians are spoiled. I will post a couple more pictures of the quilt. I pieced the backing with muslin and this pretty blue fabric. I got the idea from Amandajean from crazy mom quilts. She has a wonderful blog all about quilting and techniques. She has inspired me so. I read her everyday.
This is a charm quilt that I made for my eldest son, Jonathan. It is mostly black, bold colors, teal and blues. I acquired the fabric about 15 yrs ago through a 'Charm Swap'. One of the things I like, about the quilt, it has, quite a few Hoffman charms. I had this quilted by the Old Green Cupboard. They did a meandering edge to edge except for inside borders have stars on them. I also tried my hand at some (rustic-looking) applique. The dimensions of the quilt is about 105" x 114".