I've been in finish it up mode since I got the log cabin quilt top completed.
The hand quilting on my Fussy-cut Star quilt has been completed for several weeks. I finally got the binding and label attached. I EPP'd these stars in 2014 and finished sewing the top in 2015. This was a sew along through Temecula Quilt Company. I posted about my progress on Fussy Cut Fridays.
The stitching doesn't show on the stars but that is what I intended. I want the stars to stand out.
The backside looks interesting since I used 4 different colors of thread. I didn't quilt the outside border very closely. I just can't see black thread on a dark fabric anymore. I'm actually surprised the quilting looks as good as it does, I thought the stitches might be too long.
And a close up of the quilted stars from the back.
The Resale Shop Crib Quilt has been quilted with my sewing machine. I started with a curve in one corner and just kept going back and forth, alternating the direction I sewed each curve. It lays flat!
Pink flannel on the back makes this crib quilt nice and cozy.
And a close up of the front.
She was quilted with variegated thread to add some sparkle to the quilt.
I don't know what I'm going to do with this quilt. She will probably end up being donated to charity.
Several years ago I pieced this Amish crib quilt. I had seen a picture in a book about Amish quilts but it didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned and I was tired of it laying around. I decided it would be a practice quilt
Before I started quilting the practice quilt, I practiced stippling on some scraps. I need a LOT more practice before I'm comfortable stippling a quilt, even one that is going to charity. This quilt was a practice quilt but the quilting practiced was quilting 'markings'. The clam shells and Baptist Fan quilting aren't as smooth as I would like, but they sure look a lot better than my first attempts.
I've completed 4 more Sweet Surrender blocks. The pattern calls for the hexie flowers to be fussy-cut, but most 30's fabrics don't lend themselves to that idea. I did come up with some fussy-cut flowers though.
This flower is cute but doesn't really WOW! me.
I do like this butterfly flower better.
I decided to do another yo-yo flower with this block. The yo-yo's add some depth to the blocks.
But this flower is my favorite so far. In my opinion, these circles make the best flower.
There is a Sweet Surrender facebook group who show the progress of their applique. I'm not a member, I just don't do facebook. At the Jane Stickle quilt retreat, a friend was showing me all the blocks people have posted on the site. Cindy was making her flowers with the circles. They were so pretty that I decided to go with the idea. You will be seeing more flowers made with this technique.
I'm linking up with - A Quilting Reader's Garden, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Bits & Bobs, Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Super Mom - No Cape, Quilt Story, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, My Quilt Infatuation, Crazy Mom Quilts