Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What's On The Clothesline?

I'm slowly getting things switched over from the winter routine into springtime. That includes washing the winter throw quilts and putting them into storage until next winter.

I took pictures of these quilts while they were on the clothesline. When I dry a quilt on the line, I always hang the quilt so the back side of the quilt gets the full sun. I don't care if the backside gets faded. I've turned the quilts around so you can see their faces.

This snowflake quilt is an Edyta Sitar design and was made with a fabric kit. The longarm quilting is by Sherryl Tobias, Nappanee, Ind.

Many years ago I made this small scrappy Christmas pinwheel quilt because I didn't have any Christmas quilts. The longarm quilting is by Vicki Hunsberger. She quilted poinsettias on the quilt with a variegated red and green thread.

I sewed leftovers for the back. I had some friends tell me they liked the back of the quilt better than the front. It's too much of a hodge-podge for me.

Several years ago, a member of the quilt guild brought each of the members a fat quarter of fabric. 

She challenged each of us to bring a fat quarter for each member that would coordinate with the fabric she brought. We were then supposed to make something with those fabrics. This is fall quilt. We use it as a light-weight comforter on our bed in the winter.

I used flannel on the back and hand quilted him. The quilting shows better on the back than the front.

Since these quilts are going to be put away, I took my spring throw and hung her on the line to freshen up before taking her place on the back of the couch.

I made her in the early 2000's. The outside border was a very pretty medium-dark blue with a flower design. I had purchased the fabric at Wal-Mart. Even though she was never in direct sunlight, the fabric still faded. I still use her though. 

I had purchased these blocks to be embroidered at a Ben Franklin store in Bowling Green, Ohio when son 2 and his wife were attending Bowling Green University. 

The backing on the quilt is muslin and the hand quilting shows nicely.

While I was taking pictures of the quilts, these 3 Guernsey heifers ambled over and wanted their picture taken too.

That's all for today!

Linking to - Fiber Tuesday, Sew Fresh Quilts


Chris said...

Love the Guernsey heifers. I see ours outside my quilt room every day.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat quilts - I wish I had an outside line for this!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful quilts!! Such cute heifers too :)!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Nice quilts. My favorite is the fat qtr exchange.
Those Guernsey's look happy.

Kathy S. said...

Love the quilts on the clothesline! Happy cows! Link up at Mama Sparks for a chance for a giveaway! Tell her Kathy S. sent you! http://mamaspark.blogspot.com/2017/06/wips-with-friends-and-giveaway.html

Raewyn said...

A great opportunity for a show and tell - thanks for sharing!The guernsey gals are lovely too!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Gretchen,
It looks like that one heifer is peeking at you while you take their picture! Love the quilts - especially the guild challenge one. I just love what you did with that fabric. You certainly enhanced it, and brought out its best side. ~smile~

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a beautiful art show ! Even the heifers appreciated it :)

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