Saturday, August 25, 2012

Birds of a feather...

....are starting to flock together.  Here's a pic of the borders that I've been working on for my "Winter Garden" quilt.  As you can see, I have all the pieces appliqued down, I just need to make lots and lots more berries to applique on those bottom two borders like I have on the top two borders.  But we're getting closer to having the borders done so I can get the whole top put together and start quilting it.  And since I've got the date as a design element of the quilt top, I've got just a few more months to get it finished!  I started this one in October 2011, so will probably be right at a year getting it finished.

*click on the pic to see a larger view*

Friday, August 24, 2012

Red & cream....

Here are some pics of a quilt that I recently finished quilting for a customer and friend in my quilt guild, Beverly.  I really like her fabrics in this, I've been collecting reds and creams for a quilt someday, so particularly enjoyed quilting this for her.  Her piecing was excellent, and the red and green chains across the quilt top make for nice visual interest.  Love this quilt!

(*click one of the pics to see a larger view of it.*)

Friday, August 3, 2012

My "Winter Garden" continues....

Well, it's been way too dang hot outside to be doing anything in the out of doors, so I've been doing a lot of quilting lately.  Some for others, some for myself.  And been on vacation to the beach, too.  But here's some pics of my "Winter Garden" epic quilt that I've been working on since October of last year.  Right now, I'm working on the borders, which will be branches with some blackbirds sitting on them.  I'm really liking the look of this and had some fun with the placement of the birds.  Some are just sitting on the branch, others are in flight and about to land, others are craning their necks around to see what's going on behind them.  I still have some berries to make and hand-stitch down on the borders, but after that I'll be ready to put the borders on the top and get it on the longarm and start quilting it.  More to come, soon!

(click on each pic to see a larger view of it.)