November 23, 2015

Mandalay Half Rectangle Triangle quilt is finished!

Another quilt is complete, and I'm so happy.  I love this quilt.  It's the second time I've done a HRT quilt, but I don't think it'll be the last.  The other one was a kite quilt.

The quilting by my LAQ is great.  This photo shows the Kona Cadet I used on the back, better than the last photo.

I used all the leftover Mandalay fabric to piece the quilt back.  I sure hope my daughter likes this quilt,  If not, I'll be glad to keep it!  This is a queen-size, 85" by 88.5".

Now I'm free to start some fresh projects.  I hate to have WIPs hanging over my head.  I think I'm going to make some baby quilts, one for a specific baby and others to have on hand.  You know how babies have a habit of popping up!  I need to be prepared.
May your bobbins always be full,

November 22, 2015

Vintage Quilt Revival QAL Quilt is finished!

Yay!  I'm so happy to have this marked "done".   I joined the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild's Vintage Quilt Revival QAL over a year ago, in August 2014.  It was a good adventure and I learned a lot.  

I had no suggestions for thread, but my LAQ, Janiel Millers' first suggestion was variegated and that's what we stayed with.  I think it was a perfect choice.

I photographed the quilt on a steep grassy bank and forgot to get a photo of the back.  It's all back with the exception of this orphan block.  The quilt measures 70" x 87".

May your bobbins always be full,

November 21, 2015

The Autumn Leaves Quilt is finished!

This is a custom order for a lady named Diane.  After I accepted the commission, I found out she lives in SoCal, about 80 miles away.  That's a first for me, the other commissions have been spread across the US.

I received the deposit in early August and it was finished today.  Diane should have it by early December.  Not bad, four months for a completed quilt.

This is the pieced back, I intentionally cut duplicates of the points that formed the leaf points and the seedpods, to use on the quilt back, and I threw in a little gray triangle for variety, can you spot it?  The upper photo sure shows off the fabulous Long Arm Quilting by Janiel Miller.

I really love this quilt and I'll be sad to see it go!  The finished quilt is 95" x 95".

We still have lots of trees with beautiful Autumn Leaves and some are in the gutter.

When I got down to the clubhouse to photograph the quilt, the auditorium was all set up for an anniversay party.  Pretty fancy.

Looks like a good time will be had, tonight.  Bob and I skipped the party for our 50th, and went on a 6 week trip, 4 weeks on a cruise through the Panama Canal then on to Europe, then stays in Copenhagen and New York.

May your bobbins always be full,