Saturday, August 27, 2016

Two Finishes So Far This Week

I'm back! 

Its been a while, I have been sewing but not really quilting. This week I will complete three quilts tho. They only needed binding. Sometimes that is not an easy thing if you have to go shopping to match colors. I did catch the July sale at M&L's and picked up a few much needed fabrics to complete WIP's.

Finished! A Red White and Blue
93"x 70"
This red while and blue quilt was a garage sale find for $3.00. All the fabric was cut - 2 blocks were finished. The finished blocks led me on the trail as to what to do with the pieces. Along the way it was discovered that 4 pieces of the white print background were missing. I could not believe I found a very very close match - the back of one of the pieces in a charm pack (5" square) and I bet you could not pick it out of the quilt unless I showed it to you. OH the luck of the Irish!
You can see a post from December 2013 about this quilt that is when I started on it.

The following is a quilt top that was given to me by my friend in Washington - Lori. Her neighbor gave it to her and she passed it on. It is now backed, quilted and bound. I will be giving it to Philanthropy Quilts at our guild. It was a joy to quilt it on my quilty friend Ann's long arm. Next time I will not do micro quilting, it took a long time and when you are borrowing a long arm... that is just a lot to ask.
The Salmon Quilt
36" x 36"

The back of the Salmon Quilt showing the quilting.


Nicole Painchaud said...

Love the fish quilt... Beautiful quilting.

Heidi said...

Wow, Two beautiful finishes! If the quilter's could see these now I am sure they would appreciate how you have finished these! Thank you for linking up with One Monthly Goal, I hope you will return next week to set a goal for September :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Both quilts are lovely. Congrats on the finishes.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on completing 3 quilts! That is fantastic for a week's worth of work. :) Micro quilting can be a joy to do, but very time consuming as it sounds like you and your friend learned. How wonderful to have a friend who lets you borrow time on her long arm!