These next quilts are some of my favorites that didn’t pertain to this years theme. Good job people on the wonderful art you have created. Congratulations to the prize winners.
This years annual show was Salute America. In this post I will share my favorite American themed quilts. They were all different sizes and in different categories for judging. The quilting on some was amazing. A pleasure for me to look at. Enjoy!
I just finished hanging this new quilt I made for Valentine’s Day. I need to finish hand quilting the empty spaces between the envelopes but I wanted to get it up so that I could enjoy it this week. The pattern comes from the Missouri Star Quilt Co and their quick video tutorials on You Tube.
This quilt is made from a Block of the Month raffle which I won. I hope it will keep someone nice and warm this winter.
Understanding your stitch length on the machine, different ways thread is put on the spool, no more marking those small lines for small piecing, and how to know to stitch bias tape. Good tips.
Here’s the link to the rest of the free blocks for this quilt.
Okay, so remember this was my starting center and some of the fabric I sent with it.
Here it is presented to me. I love it and so pleased with what the ladies did. I can’t wait to finish it.
This was a fun 9 months of working on fellow quilters quilts. I am however ready to be done. I was glad of the opportunity to get to know several of my ladies in a deeper way through out the time. Here is the last of the quilts before I get mine back.
Here is the quilt as I received it.
Here is the starting center.
Here is the box of fabric that was sent along to everyone.
I added the plain green as a stopping border and to tie the green back into the quilt. I like how it finished.
I won this unfinished 1930’s fabric small quilt top at the PAQA quilt show in April. I was thrilled with the pattern, Grandmother’s Garden, it’s one of my favorites. There was a hole in it and it is stained in a couple places but I didn’t care. I cut it down slightly to go on my one wall and used the cut off parts to patch the hole. I then sandwiched it and hand quilted it over the last month. Here is the final piece. I also made coaster with the scraps.
Below are the before pictures:
I replaces a pink hexagon with a different fabric but it blends in nicely, I think.
I loved it so much I immediately put it on the wall. You can see the hole here in the pink flower.
This picture is kind of scary for me. It took a lot for me to cut it up and square it. If I’d had more time it would have been nice to finish it as is.
Last pictures is of the sandwiching process and being ready to quilt. I didn’t frame it or anything. I just pinned it and quilted it in my lap.
This quilt I started at the last summer quilting retreat in 2015. I finally quilted and bound the edge. I believe the pattern is called Summer in the Park.
I’ve posted this before but it is completely finished now. (and a personal favorite)
I also posted this one and same thing; it is quilted and bound and ready for sale.
The August retreat will be upon me soon. I have to figure out what I want to start and get fabrics together to enjoy my 3 days with the 50+ ladies. Should be fun.