Friday, October 31, 2014

The End is Near!

When you see this -- 
Pattern matching the seam for  backing fabric. 

And again, more pattern matching, this one needs a final pressing!

And this--
1...2...3...4...5....bindings ready and waiting patiently. 

And this--
The 6th bundle of binding being hand stitched down. 

You know the END IS NEAR!
Feels great to be racing for the finish line on so many projects!

Happy Stitching!

PS.  I really love this part of the quilt making process.  
Hand stitching all that binding down will take time, but I just love doing it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Another Batch of City Sampler Blocks

Here's another batch of my City Sampler Blocks.  These were done over the summer, but not photographed until recently.  As I mentioned previously, the blocks are just numbered in the book. The author encourages each person to name her own blocks so it is unique to her quilt.  Some of the blocks are easy to name, others...not so much.  Sometimes I can't find my imagination! If you see it, please tell it to go on home, okay?

#30 This is one of my favorite blocks, although I can't think of a name for it.

This one is called "Locked In".  Thanks, Wendy!  Great Suggestion!

#31--Polaroid.  When this block goes into the quilt, I'll make sure it is oriented differently.

#32--Paisley Box

#33--No name for this one, but I really love that floral print, and this color combination.
My friend Leslie said I should call this one BOOM! since the color combination is so bold, so BOOM! it is!

#34--another no name block!

#35--yet another no name, and another color combo I really love. 

#36--Rock Slide

If you have a suggestion for a block name, I'd love it hear it!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Fabulous Friday Finish! Summer Grove

At long last, here's my Summer Grove Quilt!  It's so bright and beautiful!
This quilt is made with about a million little scraps and many bright solids from different fabric companies.  It measures about 65 x 70, which will be perfect for snuggling under with a good book whenever it finally turns cool.  

Binding is Kona Charcoal. The backing is an Amy Butler print. 
The quilt was long arm quilted with lots of intersecting circles. 

I'm kinda proud of the backing. 

It was very very carefully pattern matched.  Looks pretty good, huh? 

This quilt's been at least three years in the making!  
to FINALLY have it off the UFO list!

Happy Friday!

PS: Many thanks to my long suffering quilt holders!  
Love you two bunches and bunches!