Monday, October 23, 2017

Close to You Shawl

I always have a couple projects going on. This was my portable project for about a month.
I started it in late September when I went on a business trip to Portland, OR. Casting on while waiting for the first flight is how I like to start any trip.
I finished the bind off this past weekend.
And got it blocked. I did not use the picot bind off as written in the pattern. I'm not a fan of the picot bind off.

Pattern: Close To You, free pattern available on Ravelry
Yarn: Snallygaster Fibers

Friday, October 20, 2017

Charity Quilting

Jelly roll race quilt. 
This disappearing nine-patch looks so much more complicated than it is. 
 Quilted and ready to go to Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
I love being able to drop off a stack of quilts!

2017 Charity Quilt Count: 42

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Countdown to Christmas

A few months ago I finished the quilting of Countdown to Christmas.
That quilt, with its binding, sat around for months before I got around to the binding.
I loaded the backing before I realized I hadn't stitched the label on the backing. That label ended up being stitched right onto the border. Because a label is more important than a label on the back.
These charm-pack tumbler quilts are a great way to use up a stack (I have several stacks) of 5" charm squares. This one uses six charm packs in the same line, plus a couple cut from the border fabric. I add a narrow 1" border followed by a 3" border (1 yard of each coordinating fabric is enough for this). This makes a substantial quilt that is perfect for gifting all year round.

This one wasn't on the list of 12 UFOs to finish this year, so this is bonus quilt.

You can find a ruler similar to the tumbler ruler I used on Amazon. They don't seem to carry the same one I have.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quiltville Mystery Quilt 2016: En Provence

En Provence!, Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt is finished! This is the final post for this quilt. I shared my progress on clue #1clue #2clue #3clue #4clue #5, and clues #6 and #7
I found the time to sit still long enough to add the binding to my En Provence quilt. This is what it looks like when you pile a queen-size quilt on your sewing table to finish the binding by machine.
It is so nice to finish something. Now I'm really ready for the next mystery quilt.

You can buy En Provence as a digital download directly from Quiltville.