Before I get distracted, I need to remind you to go vote for your favourite quilts over at the Bloggers Quilt Festival site - a whole lot of tough decisions to be made!
A few weeks back, right after I got back from my guild retreat, I said I'd started a couple more WIPs while I was away, and would show pictures in a different post. Finally, here they are.
The first is made from a Junior Jelly roll (only 20 strips), which I picked up on my way to the retreat, which is the perfect size to make a quick baby quilt. I simply stitched them side by each as they came off the roll, and then sliced a section out and turned it. Next time, I'll get the proportions better on that slice! It is still waiting for me to quilt it, even though I got it all sandwiched at the retreat.
The second one started with a remnant I picked up at my LQS - aren't these birds cute? I had the browns in my stash. A bit of cutting and 4 seams later I have a quilt top. I did spend sometime at the retreat quilting it - trying out a woodgrain look. It needs a lot of work - way too knotty! but it does give lots of texture!
The quilting is nearly finished, but hasn't been touched since the retreat, so another one on the WIP pile!
So with these three new projects, plus my long list of long standing UFOs, I really have enough to keep me busy for quite sometime, you'd think, right?
For some reason, I seem to think I need something more to do!
Today one of my quilty friends was helping another quilter de-stash. That is a dangerous way to start the day!
I came home with a pile of books, some new fabric to add to the stash, and a number of orphan blocks that I figure I can finish up and make into something for our guild's boutique at our quilt show in October. I spent a good part of today rummaging through my stash to make backings for these
|this one had fabric for borders, but I'm just going to leave it the way it is and give a quick flowery quilt job - its about 39" square|
|these were 4 separate blocks, but I sewed them together - will make a good table topper, I think! 30" sq|
Still on my list to get done, besides all the quilting, is a tutorial on an easy piped binding method, and a more detailed look at using rulers in my quilting. (Several of these quilts might make an appearance in the latter.) I'm looking forward to a busy, productive weekend - Sunday I'm taking a workshop through the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild with Marianne Haak - The Quilting Edge - on her fabulous quilt as you go method. Should be fun!