Sunday, August 14, 2011

I've been busy and sick....

I had a busy week getting ready for the KC's garage sale and then I was home sick Saturday, the day of the sale. Something hit me with a fever, achy, sensitive skin (fan blowing on me hurt!), and diarrhea. But I did get another quilt on the machine early in the week and got it quilted Friday evening before I started feeling bad. This one is for NAQG community projects. I didn't make the top, just brought it home to make the backing, quilt, label and bind. Yesterday I was too miserable to bind it. But I got it done today...going a bit stir crazy with nothing to do but feel bad! I hope this quilt cheers up a child in need. I quilted with chained spirals.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Another being paid forward

This one is made from another set of Lotto blocks. Theses were called Stacks as they look rather like a stack of books. Rather than making a strippie, Chinese Coins type of setting I alternated the way the blocks were turned and added a simple, narrow white border. I quilted it with a linked spiral pattern. Then I used up bits of leftover binding for a scrappy finish. My niece Claire signed up on my pay it forward post and I will be sending this one to her.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

UFO/pay it forward

I signed up for a pay it forward swap earlier this year and decided to send this quilt as a gift in the swap. I won the wonky shoo fly blocks in April of 2010. I think they made up into a nice cheerful quilt.

I tried to do different filler quilting on each block but ended up repeating a few. And then a circle/oval in each block center. Those circles were the most time consuming part of the quilt due to stopping and starting and burying the thread tails...but I am getting better at putting the needle down in the right spot to keep things neat!.