Sunday, September 1, 2013

What I did on my Summer Vacation

I have decided that my favorite part of quilting is the piecing, that is making up the top; cutting up little pieces of material and sewing them back together. At any given time I probably have 3 or 4 tops that need to be quilted.

One of my resolutions this year was to finish or quilt a top for each new project I started. I have completed a couple of baby quilts (see previous posts) with a couple more to go. But here are a couple of the latest quilts I've finished.

This is a throw that I pieced a couple of years ago, see how long it took me to quilt it? It is made up of half square triangles and four five inch center blocks. This is the quilt I made as a test before I made the quilt destined for my sister.

This fun little quilts uses blocks by Loralie. Instead of purchasing one of her set designs, I purchased all of the block separately. Good because I could use the blocks I liked with no waste, bad because it turned out to be quite expensive. It was also challenging because not all of the blocks were the same size so I had to use a fabric for the background which would disguise the many seams.

I took the quilts to a local park to take the photos: Saguaro Ranch Park. It actually used to be a working ranch, but the owners passed away and no one in the family wanted to continue the tradition, unfortunately the land was worth more than ranching. 

I have two more quilts finished and will post them as soon as I bind them.