Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A TRIP TO FLORIDA

I was trying to decide what to take for hand work on our trip to Florida and decided on this table runner that I hand pieced. I'm going to hand quilt with the fan pattern using 1/2" intervals. I love these fabrics. I'll be using the beige thread for this one instead of the brown thread I used below.
I am hand quilting this larger one which is going to be a wall hanging with the fan pattern and I'm almost finished.

The backing is some fabric that I got on sale and it's an 1861 reproduction. I'm using the same backing on both quilts. They are also both charm quilts.
I'll try to keep up with blogs, but don't know if I'll be able to post while we're gone.

17 comments:

Karen said...

I hope your trip to Florida is not this week. It is cold here right now!

Thimbleanna said...

Your quilting is beautiful -- I love fan quilting. Have a great trip!

Teresa said...

Nothing like a traditional quilt and your quilting is great.

a good yarn said...

Your hand quilting and those reproduction fabrics are an unbeatable combination. Ann :-)

Janet said...

I really love fan quilting on scrap quilts, the tumbler is beautiful.

Lori said...

Both charm quilts are so wonderful! I always think fan quilting is a good choice on scrappy quilts.

Betweens said...

Have a great trip enjoy yourself and start over when you come back. I know what it is like when you are gone for a time and trying to catchup.. Love your runner and wall hanging..and the wonderful hand quilting you are doing..

lisa said...

hey! go check out my blog today! ;)

p.s. I wish I could hand sew, but I don't htink I'll try for a few years. Too many little ones need attention.

Elaine Adair said...

Your stitches are absolutely lovely! Enjoy!

Pat said...

I enjoy your blog and your quilts are beautiful. Your hand quilting is just beautiful. I love to hand quilt, and if a small project, I can take it with me to do, and it is done in no time. Happy quilting.

Pat said...

I enjoy your blog, and your hand quilting is beautiful. I also enjoy hand quilting a lot.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Clever girl, all that hand quilting!! have agood trip and look forward to seeing the projects on your return,tracey

Marsha said...

Enjoy your trip, sounds wonderful but a little cold there right now! Your quilting is beautiful, love the wonderful colors and fabics. I'm also happy to see so many APQ friends here, be sure to visit my blog and keep in touch!

Marsha

The Tile Lady said...

VERY nice! I love the old-fashioned look of these!

Shasta said...

This is pretty. Have a safe wonderful trip!

---"Love" said...

Your quilts are gorgeous!
I hadn't read your blogs since the Christmas rush began, but tonight I did. It's good to know you are FREE from driving to the City everyday! Sounds like you are having a wonderful retirement!
I have joined the gang here, and hope you will visit my blog sometime. Not much is there yet, but I will post from time to time. I still have a lot to learn on setup! ---"Love"

Lea said...

LOVELY! I just admiring your beautiful thumbler quilt and hand quilting.:-)