Such a politician, that Groundhog! He'll say anything to get your vote!
Anyway, good morning all you happy quilters out there in quilty land.
So far, I've spent the entire month of January machine quilting many quilt tops into completion. So I present you with the following projects for you to enjoy on this wintry day. Hope it brightens your day.
Worked on these blocks several years ago and decided it was time to set them into some sort of wall hanging. Well it was too big to hang on the wall so I've decided to use it as a throw. The top left and bottom center blocks were printed theme fabrics set in a simple block setting. I used up quite a bit of winter fabric for this quilt and have reduced my winter fabric stash somewhat. When the inspiration hits me again next year, I'll dive in again and make something else. (?)
Took a class on the Itty Bitty Pinwheel with a friend and made this little pillow that now adorns my bed. Fun class and interesting technique!
Dedicated to those little children of Sandy Hook Elementary school. I tried to use metallic threads and some different machine stitches to dress up the angels.
Many Christmas fabrics were used in this nine patch. Good one to play with machine quilting as I have made it my goal to accomplish this year. It was a challenge with a home machine at best.
Interesting quilt here. This was a block of the month exchange with our Sussex Wantage quilt club last year. Well , being the over achiever I made two blocks each resulting in 24 blocks. I set the first 12 and added a few more from my trip to Hungary (we had an exhange then too) and with the additional blocks that I had, I made this quilt and quilted it myself on the Queen quilter eighteen. (figured that I'd better use the sit down longarm and start getting used to using it.) I just finished it and bound it off the other day.
Mariner's Compass: The front of the quilt and the back of the quilt.
I took a class on paper piecing in my guild many, many years ago making only the center of the Mariner's compass. I found a good book to complete my project and it led to the setting above. Not being a great machine quilter (I'm still learning), I thought it best to hand this one over to my good friend Cheryl Simonis who is an outstanding longarmer and she worked her magic. Never once has she ever taken praise from her clients. She always sends it back to the quilter's initial flimsy and encourages them to build on their machine quilting skills. She is worth the money for her expertise and I'm proud to share this with you.
So there you have it ladies: my accomplishments for the month of January. Enoy and I'll post again next month with more (God willing).
Here's to Spring!