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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

a finish or two

I had the happy happenstance of going to a retreat recently with my traditional guild the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild, and managed to make some really good progress on some of my many Q2 FAL projects.  Retreats are always so much fun - getting away and not having to worry about food or sleep or looking after anything but sewing and socializing, being inspired by what others were working on - this one was not a disappointment! Such a good time!

I knew I was going to have a couple of easy and quick finishes, and that was true!  These first two are both donation quilts.  For some reason I have a ton of Vienna Nights fabrics (by 3 Sisters for Moda), and will be using it up in donation quilts. 

the first Finish - Vienna Nights 1

VIenna Nights 1
apologies for the lousy pictures!
Vienna Nights 1 detail
my first quilting on a long arm - need more practice for sure!

second finish - Vienna Nights #2
Vienna Nights 2
Vienna Nights 2 quilting
had fun with the quilting - done on my domestic
Vienna Nights 2 binding
a fun striped and piped binding
After getting these two done, I started working on my two red and white quilts for the bunkbeds at the cabin.  I had a firm idea for one of them, and after a lot of cutting and piecing and cutting and piecing some more, I had one top done.
Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties
bunky quilt 1  
The second quilt uses the same fabrics, and HSTs.  I had fun playing with some different layouts, and I know I'll be coming back to some of these at a later time,

My creation
But, I decided on this one and work is progressing

bunky quilt 2
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and WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced
Happy quilting! Janet


Kate said...

It must have been hard to choose a single layout. They all look great.

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Retreats are so much fun! And look at all that you accomplished. That is a wonderful idea to bring the "Almost finished" and get them done! Lovely completed work!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Retreats are such a wonderful way to recharge! I love your red and white quilts. I recently finished a Bonnie Hunter Mountain Majesty and it is amazing how different and versatile that pattern it in red and white.

Joy said...

I like the layout you decided on. It's quite different. The others have all been done before. Can't wait until it's completed.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all the quilts. I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I really like both your red and white quilt choices and they will play so well together too.

Peggy said...

Oh, such lovely quilts for your cabin. Gives me an idea for quilts I want to do for my folks.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I love your Mountain Majestic quilt, looks great in the red & white!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finishes. I love both those red and white quilts. Very bright and bold.

Unknown said...

They are all stunning! I am especially partial to that scrappy mountain majesties! Perfect for a cabin.

Carla said...

I really like the one you picked.
I love retreats. They're a great way to make progress.

Anonymous said...

You have such great ideas about layouts for HST's! I will save this post to my favorites to have a sa reference! Thanks for posting!

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Well done on some lovely finishes! Looking forward to seeing the lovely HST quilt on next quarter's list!

*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*