Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hand and machine stitching

It's been a busy week or two here in northern MI. Al and I were both sick with a 24 hr stomach flu that was nice enough to visit every family member and more. 
So while in bed I had time to hand sew bindings on. I sent the quilt above... The modern solid sampler quilt... on to its new home at my daughters house.

The Dr. Seuss hexagon quilt is finished for Henry. This is UFO for January ...#3 out of 12 that I will try to finish this year.  http://www.patchworktimes.com/ufo-2017/

Now scraps were getting out of hand so I joined the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but to get rid do as many scraps as I have I need to make quilts not blocks. This top was finished but then I looked at it and looked at it...I decided I wanted a border.

So I cut 60 degree triangles out of the leftover purples and grays.

I haven't decided on points in or points out but I'll definitely be adding a border. I may add a little strip of gray before the border to keep the triangles from touching the plus signs....and then maybe a final border in gray to keep the binding from cutting into the triangles. SOOO...now I'm nowhere near done but as always I'm enjoying the creative process. 


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Two fabulous finishes! The purple stars is fabulous - I like the dark points out as having that solid color edge against the lite sashing give more of a framing.

Northern Deb said...

Thanks! You're right...good point about the triangles framing it.

gayle said...

I like the dark points pointing out, too - it echoes the points of the stars around the outer edges of the center. (Oh, my, that's not clear at all...)
I hope you feel better soon!

PaulaB quilts said...

Congrats on the finishes in spite of the flu. The purple and gray are a nice combination. Glad you are with us again. Hope you are all feeling better.

Ariane said...

Your two finished quilts are beautiful! I love your scrap jars star quilt. It's looking amazing!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE your PURPLE SJS quilt top!!! I don't think you could go wrong with a "stop border" and the triangle, either way you turn them. My suggestion would be to bind in the opposite color to whichever ends up on the outside. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

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