Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weekend finishes

scrappy friendship quilt top
I feel like I'm still getting back in the swing of things, craft-wise, but I did get some good finishes done last weekend. The biggest was my "Scrappy Friendship Quilt," which I started way back in April. Every time I go to my LQS I'm asked if it's finished yet, as the other two in that class have theirs done or off at the quilter as I type. So, finally, I put mine together (but not until after I'd pulled out yards and yards that I'd pre-washed and wanted to turn into skirts and aprons. But I was good and wouldn't let myself change my foot and move my needle position until this was done.)

It's a really interesting project. There are fabrics in there that I hate and didn't want to use, but if I wouldn't use them in a scrappy project with 100 other fabrics, what would I ever use them for? So I cut them up, thankful to be rid of them, and added them to the stash. Turns out, I love this top! I used the barn-raising layout (obviously), and I love the way that the pattern of lights and darks jumps out at you from a distance. 

Iris close scrappy quilt
Little Miss Iris had to get in on the picture taking, too, and this is my new favorite picture of her. Curiosity is so adorable! 

A smaller finish occurred on Saturday, when I finally finished stitching down my binding on my June STUD swap quilt + twin for me. This month's theme was "texture." Above is a sneak peek, but it's not a very good photo so I haven't uploaded it to the group page. My partner should be receiving it this week, so I'll post finished pictures then. I really like this one! 

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Your work is lovely.
Including the kitty makes it extra fun to visit.