Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two Finishes, an Almost Finish and some Planning

I have been very busy this last week.  Two projects are finished except for hand sewing the binding to the back.  First is the Temecula Quilt Co. mystery quilt from the beginning of the year.  



I copied the border quilting feathers from Joanne at Thread Head.  Her April 20 post had feathers like these on a little quilt and they are super easy to do!  

My next finish is a donation quilt for a teenage boy.  I purchased a box of fabric samples at a garage sale several years ago and one day (finally) I got the urge to do something with them.  It is all quilted and bound now and the binding just needs to be sewn down on the back.


My "almost" finish is this quilt named "Everyday Best" but I think I will call mine "Kaleidoscope."  It is basted now and waiting to be quilted.  DH helped me baste this one and another quilt (a long time UFO) this week and my next priority will be to get this one quilted.  I am really enjoying quilting on my new sewing machine!  I have had it a month already - I can't believe it!

Now to the planning part.  I made a few more blocks to use in my APQ Blogging Buddies quilt and I'm hoping that I can get this quilt put together sometime this year.  I have a plan, but I'm not sure I will stick with it or do something different.  

I'm also thinking that I might need to get someone with a long arm to baste my king size quilt for me.  It is too hard to baste a large quilt.  The two that we quilted were hard enough and I don't think I can handle a king size one.  Any other suggestions?  What do most people do?

Thanks for visiting!


16 comments:

Jan said...

I love your projects, especially the two blues framing the doll quilt. The "wheels" are amazing!

Marsha said...

You have really been busy! The little doll quilt is adorable, love the fabrics in it. Your donation quilt is wonderful, too. It is so scrappy, I love it. Kaleidoscope is gorgeous, I love the applique around the edges. I'm happy to hear you are working on finishing the swap quilt. I just finished quilting mine, now for the binding. I like the blues and browns you used in your blocks. OK, now on to the bindings for some complete finishes!

Barb said...

your quilting is just fabulous!

Lori said...

You've been super busy making some great progress with your quilts!! Woo-Hoo!!

Katie said...

You've been busy! I love the mystery quilt and those "feathers" are great. I might try those on my upcoming project. (I've been thinking as I sew the top how to quilt it.) And Kaleidoscope looks GREAT! I look forward to seeing the swap quilt come together, too.

canuckquilter said...

You've been busy.That feather looks like I might be able to manage it - thanks for sharing the idea. It looks perfect for that little quilt. I love your "Kaleidoscope" and look forward to seeing it quilted.

Betty Lou said...

A very productive week-end, Ruth. Your quilting is outstanding.

Lesley said...

Your quilts are all so lovely!

Beth said...

Great feathers. I have to try those.
The donation quilt looks so soft and comfy and I want to nap under it. I love the quilted circles.
Most people that I know either have a long armer baste a king for them, or they just have the quilting done by long arm.
happy stitching

quilt32 said...

I love the feather stitching on the little quilt. You may inspire me to try FMQ again.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

---"Love" said...

I'm inspired by your beautiful quilting too, but I really agonize when I attempt it myself. We must not forget that your piecing is perfect too! Your Kaleidoscope quilt still intrigues me; can't take my eyes off of it! I'm so glad your new machine is working so well for you. ---"Love"

Sew Create It - Jane said...

love the feathered borders...very pretty.

Randy D. said...

WOW! You've been very productive! I love them all!

Teresa said...

Nice projectes everyone - and cute cute cute grandsons!

Michelle said...

Kaleidoscope is breathtaking!

Angie said...

Oh Wow, this Kaleidoscope quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And thank you so much for sharing the muslin square idea for the kitchen to dry lettuce/produce. I will definitely make me some of those for my kitchen. :)