Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quilting Updates

I haven't done a whole lot of quilting since the move but I do have a couple quilts to share with you.

This is not a great picture, but this was a great quilt. It's the first time I did a windmill quilt and it was fun to do. I learned a lot about lining up my seems and was very happy with how all the points meet perfectly! I made it for my friend, Heather, and more specifically for her newest little girl, Katherine.

This is the quilt I designed and made in honor of our move away from the east. I call it my "Pittsburgh Rowhouses" quilt because it reminds me of the rowhouses that make up most of the city. I actually started this one before the windmill quilt, when I hadn't master the art of lining things up, so the points are not perfect. But that's part of the charm of this particular quilt. If you've ever lived in a Pittsburgh rowhouse you'll understand.
I chose to hand quilt this one on our epic road trip. It's done now, except for the binding. I'll post a picture when it's completely finished and hanging on a wall.
Speaking of binding... I finally finished binding this one and took it out for a picnic last week! This quilt was inspired when I found a fat quarter of the dark blue floral and fell in love. I designed this quilt to show off that particular fabric.
 This was my first quilt with squares set on point. It was a pain in the butt and to tell the truth it's not perfectly "square". I'll do better next time. And I am still super duper happy with how it turned out! I can't decide what to call it, though, except maybe just "The Picnic Quilt".
Yesterday I actually got both of the boys to sleep at the same time and instead of going to sleep like I should have done, I pulled out my quilting supplies. I'd been promising Silas a quilt for months and he even selected the fabric for it but I'd never gotten around to cutting it out. So that's what I did!

More updates when I finish more things. And soon I will take pictures of Gideon's quilt which I finished some time ago...

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