Saturday, September 10, 2011

More Quilts...

Since my last post I have quilted 4 quilts. One for Habitat House, one for Sharon N., one to enter in the County Fair, and one for NAQG community projects. I have had the one for Habitat for a few months and have been procrastinating. It is a BIG quilt 102x 90, and had a n applique design on the border. I could not get inspired with an idea of how to quilt it, so I just didn't even try. I finally decided I had to get it done and pulled it out and draped it over the rails of the quilting machine and waited for an idea. It didn't take long before the quilt "spoke" to me and said to take off the applique. Once I did that it was clear how I needed to quilt it. It was great practice as I did the same freehand design in 120 triangles!

The next I did was for Sharon N. She said she would pay me to practice on it. She really did not like how the top had turned out and thought she would just donate it when it was finished. It was another case of the quilting making the quilt , because she was thrilled with how it looked when I was done with it. I had thought I would do meandering feathers and actually did start out with those, but it quickly became apparent to me that was the wrong thing. So I spent 2 hours ripping out what I had done.and then let it rest overnight and thought about it. I also asked Denny for ideas, and ended up somewhat following his suggestion.

Next I decided I ought to enter a quilt in the Cleveland County Fair. I had a top and back Just waiting to be quilted, so I thought why not. I was impressed with how it turned out, and apparently the judges at the Fair were too. It won a 1st place ribbon!

Last one i did is for NAQG Community projects. I wanted to quilt this one because it was so nice and the backing fabric is gorgeous! I did a leaves, loops and ribbons meander.

1 comment:

Pattilou said...

The quilting on your ribbon winning quilt is wonderful!!! Congrats.