Monday, January 18, 2010

PIECING AND QUILTING IN FLORIDA

Piecing and quilting is fun for me, so don't think I am working on my vacation! I finally finished the hand quilting on this charm quilt. It's not real big - about 40 x 40 (guesstimate). Now I have started quilting the matching table runner. I'm also quilting it in the fan pattern, but I'm doing it much closer together and it is "free motion" by hand. I'm not drawing any lines.

Here's the back view.
I also pieced 102 of these scrappy 5 1/2" blocks.
Today I made a bunch of flying geese which will be used to make sawtooth stars for a small doll quilt. Tomorrow, we're going to my cousin's for a few days. I don't know if I'll have internet access or not there, so bye for now!

21 comments:

---"Love" said...

Your quilting is just superb! I'd like a full size quilt just like that!
Check the comments on my last blog; I found another nearby APQ friend from the past.
Have a fun visit with your cousin. ---"Love"

Jenni said...

I love the tumblers and your hand quiting is great. Do you use a hoop?

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Hi Jenni: I couldn't reply to your question by email, so I'll reply here. I used a round hoop for quilting the tumbler quilt. The table runner is too small for the round hoop, so I am using a smaller rectaglular hoop, but I might quit using it and not use a hoop for the table runner. I'm not sure yet.

Lori said...

Is there a new state called Floria? You are definetly explorers!!
I am seriously considering making a charm quilt. I love yours and the fan quilting is PERFECT!!
Have fun!!Be safe!

Shasta said...

Your charm quilt is so pretty - definitely have to make one of those.

Christine said...

I love everything about that thimble quilt!!! The quilting is just fabulous- how long did it take you? Can't wait to see the table runner and the completed scrappy (102-oh my goodness!) quilt :) Christine

Katie said...

I don't think busy accurately describes your vacation! Everything looks fantastic - I wish I had the patience for hand quilting, but maybe someday.

I also wanted to ask about the ads along the side. I see we have the option to earn $$ doing this - do you think it's worth it?

Thimbleanna said...

I love that fan quilting -- it looks beautiful on those tumbling blocks!

Connie said...

Your hand quilting is so good in that pattern, like to see the tables runner also. I need to make to try a thinble quilt, it is very pretty.

Marsha said...

Wow, you have accomplished so much! I love all of your projects. Keep enjoying your vacation! ! !

Marsha

Cheryl said...

Can I just say WOW!!!!!!!! Love your work, and scrappy quilts are my favorite!

Teresa said...

Quilts looks great. I think the fan quiltling looks wonderful. I need to try that one without marking.

The Tile Lady said...

Great job on your hand quilting pattern! Especially since you didn't mark it first! I love the quilt too!

seventhsister26 said...

Love all the scrappy looking stuff;) Lots of places to wander with the eyes;)
Happy Quilting!!!

Leanne said...

Hi Ruth
I love your tumbler quilt, I have made 3 of these quilts myself since christmas, they are so much fun to make, Your quilting is beautiful,
Talk to you soon
Love Leanne xx

Janet said...

The fan quilting does look fabulous, it's one of my favourites. You've had a very productive time playing with blocks.

busymom said...

I love the tumbler quilt. I just started cutting tumbler pieces as I cut fabric for another quilt. I love scrappy. I am not sure how big my tumbler quilt will be, just cutting pieces for now. I will be going to Florida, for a few days next month, and I will want to have some hand work handy. Maybe I will have enough tumblers cut by then to start hand piecing them.

a good yarn said...

What a lot of sewing! And you are meant to be on vacation. Hee hee. The tumbler quilt is stunning especially with the Baptist Fan hand quilting. Everytime I see this quilt I am convinced I need to make a version. Happy Stitching, Ann :-)

Pat said...

Your quilting is simply breathtaking, and your quilts are ravishing. I enjoy visiting your blog.

needlesandpins said...

I really love your colourful scrappy quilts.
I have more than 100 pieces of 5 " squares from a swap and I think this would be the best project to sew them up in a quilt.
If you don't mind maybe you can tell me the width of the stripe between the two trianges. Thanks in advance and happy stitching.
Brigitte/A

Corrie said...

the quilting looks great on the front and especially the back.