Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hand quilting another quilter's UFO

Yes, I know. I haven't been on here in a LONG time. Sometimes quilting just has to take a backseat to life. Last few days have been spent downstate with mom so I've been able to do a little hand work.
My sister found this quilt top at an estate sale. It was pieced, layered and partially hand quilted by a lady in her 90's. Maryann said it was the one she was working on before she passed away. 
 Waiting at U of M for mom to have her procedure is always long and boring so I brought this along. When I came downstate I brought my template. This is one of my favorite designs for hand quilting edges of quilts. I marked it with a regular pencil (it'll come out in the wash easily).
Just before we were called in to see her post op, I finished the last of the hand quilting. :) It's a baby sized quilt... maybe Mary can donate it to the church auction or save it for her daughter (never know... she might decided to have children). All it needs is the binding and to find it a home.

At home right now there are a few projects on my sewing table. One is a modern (quick and easy) summer quilt in some beautiful aquas, blues and yellows with plenty of white thrown in. The final border is going on and then it'll be ready for me to machine quilt.
The other project (I'm just starting this one) is a sample for the shop. It's from Benartex. .
It's called sailing away and uses the Cabana II line. This is a new line at Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop. You can see the fabric line and get the free pattern here:
BUT of course, Sue at Hearts to Holly will have kits. I think this will be a great quilt for the guys in the family. It's not too large... perfect to pack on the boat this summer. Or to hang in a den.

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Hello sweetie - great rescue of a sweet quilt. Love the sailboat piece.

I've been slowly pushing myself back to quilting. My back pain gets terrible in the mid day so early morning is the best time to sew.  ...