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Monday, February 25, 2013

red and white by Françoise

I had a deadline, januari 18th, for this one. I managed to put the binding on, so it was kind of finished, but the  center wasn't finished quilting. Since I quilted along the triangles, which prevented the layers from shifting, I was able to quilt the border and put the binding on. Now I'm still quilting the center.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Even Utility Quilts Can Be Pretty

By:  Audrey

This is the quilt I have been working on recently.  It is essentially a utility quilt as I pieced it together with bits and pieces of my grandmothers leftover fabrics.  The quilt top itself was put together years and years ago, but I've only been hand quilting it for just over a month now.
G'mas Kaleidoscope quilt
It has some fabrics in it with a very tight weave (the white fabric especially) and so it has felt like I'm wrestling with a bear sometimes.  I will probably never attempt to hand quilt another quilt with this type of fabric, but I am glad I made the effort for this one as hand quilting was my grandmothers specialty.
Finally quilting out to the edge!
I'm finally, finally quilting clear out to the edges and it actually feels like I'm gaining ground.  Maybe it will actually be finished some day soon!