Here are a some of the quilts that I worked on before Christmas
It always amazes me how fast some people are in getting quilt
tops completed. Dorothy is such a person.
The fabric looks like cotton but is actually flannel. It should be
really warm and cuddly for whoever is getting it.
The blocks seem fairly simple and the fabric is really nice. Lots of
trees, boughs, pinecones, and pine needles. Perfect for this time of the
year. If I remember correctly, Dorothy chose a rusty brown polyester
thread for the top and the backing. My apologies for not having
pictures of the backing.
How can you not love the bright colors in this quilt? It is for one
of her grandsons. I think that he will absolutely love it.
It has so much great fabrics in it: Thor, Iron Man, and other
I had lots of fun just looking at the fabric and picking out
all the superheroes.
Dorothy chose blue polyester thread for the top and the backing. The
stitching pattern is called “Swirls” and adds lots of movement to the
straight piecing in the blocks.
A great “I Spy” quilt. Once again, the prints and fabrics are fabulous.
Dorothy mentioned trading scraps and fabrics with some of her friends.
That”s a great way to get some new fabric at a great price.
The backing is pretty cool too. A blue polyester thread was used on the
top and the backing. And a “Circus” panto was stitched onto the top.
Lots of swirls and curls to help add some movement to the quilt top.
I really like this quilt. Dorothy wanted square boxes all over the
quilt top. I felt really brave that day so I decided to freehand squares
all over the quilt. It was quite liberating and fun! I didn’t have to mark
any lines at all and could just focus on stitching. Quite a feat in and of
itself. Sometimes, I am a bit of a perfectionist and slight wiggles bug me.
The different sizes and shapes of the squares were fun to stitch in. The only
concern I had was to make sure that I didn’t stitch over any boxes in
previously stitched areas. A grey polyester thread was used for the top and
a cream for the backing. The backing fabric was comprised of the a solid light
What a great design! I love the little squares running through all the blocks.
Dorothy chose a white polyester thread for the top and the backing.
“Happy Times” was the panto used for the quilting design and it adds
movement to the straight blocks too.
A great border for this particular quilt.
The backing is pretty funky and definitely gives a different look when the
quilt is turned over.
As for my resolution to work on my own stuff, I have added anther project
to the list. This year I want to complete several of the BOM’s that I have
hanging around from last year.
This is what my design wall looks like right now. Quilt ARt Designs had an
“Oceans” BOM last year. It was comprised of 9 paper pieced blocks in total.
I am missing 2 in this picture but they are on the bottom of the design wall.
I have an idea in my head of what I would like the finished quilt to look like but
I wonder if the finished quilt will look that good. You will have to stay tuned
for that one. It might be a while.
Have a great week and find some time for yourself.