The Little Flag Quilt is finished.

I finally put the binding on this Little Flag Quilt.  For the binding I used Navy Honeycomb Dot by Riley Blake Designs.  I dithered between the Dots and solid navy.  When the daughters were here, yesterday, they voted for the Dots.

This quilt has already been claimed by a wonderful gal, who is one of my daughter's best friends.  She's like family and when she asked to buy it, I advised her she couldn't due to her family status.  So this quilt will soon be in the mail, on it's way to Iowa!

Frisco "modeling" the quilt!

May your bobbins always be full,

Patchwork Heart Quilt Back

I had a lot of fabric pieces leftover, all 3.5 inches wide but different lengths.  I used them to make 5 strips for the center of the quilt back.  

This is the quilt top.

Ben was my helper, today.  Frisco laid under the quilt ladder and barely raised his head when I asked if he wanted to help!

I started writing this post about noon, and I'm finishing up at 5:30 PM.  What took so long?  We had surprise visitors.  Both of my daughters and our grandson Oden.

Bob and Oden.

 Carrie, who lives in North Carolina, Sharon from Orange County and myself.

Now, these girls know how to surprise their parents!  We're having a heatwave, and our AC went out, so we all went to Chili's for an early dinner.
May your bobbins always be full,

Patchwork Heart Quilt Top is finished

This quilt top took a little longer than I anticipated, for two reasons.  First I wrote a tutorial, as I went.  Second, my husband is ill, and we're trying to get a diagnosis, which involves a lot of time and appointments.  So far, the specialist think he has inoperable cancer, but we're waiting for a biopsy appointment to confirm and to specify which type of cancer.  I post about Bob on the family blog if you're interested.

Now, I need to piece the quilt back for this.

May your bobbins always be full,

Patchwork Heart Quilt Top progress

I'm making good progress on the new version of the Patchwork Heart Quilt Top.  I got the center 36 patch work done, then worked on the surrounding border.

Now, I have a 64 patchwork block, and I'm ready to put together the 12 sixteen patch blocks that will surround it, to finish the quilt top.

These are the strip sets I've put together for the sixteen patch blocks,  

Hope you had a great weekend, we did!

May your bobbins always be full,

New Heart Quilt Top

I've decided to make another patchwork heart quilt top.  I've had this stack of '30's prints called "Aunt Grace Conversationals & Basics" (isn't that a mouthful?) by Judie Rothermel for a long time.  These prints are really not my style, but I think they'll be fabulous in this quilt top.

I'm going to make this one a bit smaller; my options were to leave off some of the outer rows, or make my squares and HSTs smaller.  I'm going with the second option.

I sorted the FQs, thinking the top row was medium, middle row was dark and the bottom row was light.  By turning my photo to B&W, I can see that I was pretty close, but not perfect.  Now to press these puppies and start cutting.
May your bobbins always be full,

Quilt Back for the Pinwheel Memory Quilt.

This is the quilt back for the Pinwheel Memory Quilt.  I took a sleeve from all the long sleeve dress shirts to use in the center of the quilt back.  I knew that the husbands' favorite color was blue, so I used three shades of blue in the design.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.
May your bobbins always be full,

Memory Quilt Tops are finished

No idle hands, here!  I received these 22 dress shirts in late June; I'd been commissioned to make two memory quilts for a young widow and her 6 year old daughter.  It took almost a month to come up with the designs for the two quilts.  I felt these were two very important quilts and I wanted the customers to be involved.

The mom chose this pinwheel design with three borders.  Yesterday I finished putting the borders on the main body of the quilt top.  I mitered the corners, to have the borders "flow" with the pinwheels.

I was lucky that only one tennis court was being used, because I had to enter a court, in order to have the sun shine on the quilt top, not thru it.

To refresh your memory, this is the daughter's quilt top.  Now, I'm off to work on the quilt back for the pinwheel quilt.
May your bobbins always be full,
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