I am sure that my Christmas break will involve some culling of fabric and craft supplies, but before that happens I am digging through the box of unfinished quilting projects and seeing what I can complete.
So this week, I have been mostly quilting this quilt.
I started piecing this quilt in the summer of 2010, using a jelly roll that I'd purchased a couple of years before. The fabric is A Little Romance from Moda. I wanted to create a simple quilt using just a single jelly roll and some sashing fabric. The top went together quickly, and then I stalled trying to decide how to quilt it. Finally, a border quilting design in Christine Maraccini's Machine Quilting Solutions caught my eye. Getting the quilting to match up at the corners provided a little challenge, but I am very happy with how this turned out. Just the binding to do now. And perhaps a quick write-up of the quilt as a tutorial?
So what else is in the finishing pile?
To be quilted...
- A colourwash Irish chain that I started in 2000
- A traditional red and white "Double X" quilt that I started as a wedding quilt in 2006, before Mr Q told me he's not that keen on red and white!
- A French Braid quilt that I'm making as a raffle quilt in aid of Friends of Gawthorpe - hopefully I'll show you that finished next week
- Two Harmonic Convergence quilts made from Ricky Tims' book
Tops to be completed...
- The daisy quilt I showed you in an earlier post
- A Strips and Curves quilt from Louisa Smith's book
- Some curved pieced leaves that I designed years ago and have never put together in a quilt
- A fossil quilt that I started in a class with Anja Townrow
- A Single Girl quilt from a pattern by Denise Schmidt
- A table runner that I started in a class last summer
And my thought for the day? Finishing is fun - even though you sometimes you have to admit defeat and let sleeping cats lie.