Saturday, February 18, 2012

Judy's round robin quilt

A good friend, Judy, from a quilt guild that I'm in asked if I could quilt a quilt top that she had made a while back.  It's a "round robin" quilt, meaning that she and others in her small quilting group each contributed blocks to the making of the top.  And the blocks are all spectacularly beautiful.  The center stars were pieced by Sarah Ziegenbien, a fellow guild member and quilter extraordinaire, who passed away back in 2010.  Although we discussed some possibilities for quilting it, Judy basically gave me carte blanche with the quilt, telling me to quilt it however I wanted.  So here I had before me a blank canvas of sorts, and I was ready to have some fun with the needle on it.  Below are pics of the end result (click on one for a closer view). This was a pleasure to quilt given the piecing perfection by those who made the blocks.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blooming Nine Patch

I finished quilting my blooming nine patch quilt and got the binding on it (click on pic for larger view).  I just did a meandering quilting across the top, I didn't want the quilting to detract from the top.  I've been waiting the last few days for he rain to stop so I could get it outside to take some pictures.  I'm not really happy with how the camera perceives the colors, they look a little off, especially in the center and the final border.