I am so behind in documenting my finished quilts that I present some here in no particular order. And because it's been so long, I've forgotten some formatting. I'm sure there will be a lot of white space.
Here is a pretty preview of some quilts that appear further down the page.
I'll start with this Christmas table runner I made for my friend Joann. This is particularly notable because at the time I bought all the floral fabric on the bolt, she had already looked at it and put it down. Mistake! I scooped it up and marched to the cutting table! I had not heard the end of it till I made this for her.
This is Lydia's 3rd birthday quilt. I found this kit in the Cotton and Chocolate quilt store in Thousand Oaks, California last May. How could I possibly resist cupcakes? Of course, the store was out of the perfect backing fabric, but I managed to find a better perfect fabric here in Connecticut!
|Gramma with Princess Sophia|
This is another cupcake kit I found in California. Yeah, yeah, I know...kits! Here's the thing. In order for me to make the most of my time in that shop, it's just quicker to pick up something already assembled, and the patterns are terrific and the fabrics, well, I love them! I've found that the shops in California have a really excellent stock of ...happy fabrics.
I found this pattern...where else...California, in Northridge, at a Candy's Quiltworks. The good thing - Kim used to live in walking distance of this store. The bad thing - Kim used to live in walking distance of this store.
The shop had a sample of this quilt made up with red, one of the reasons it caught my eye. Black, white and red is pretty common, so I changed it up with electric lime green.The black and white strips came in a jelly roll. I can see why precuts are so popular!
I found the border fabric at Sew Inspired in Simsbury, CT and the backing fabric at Yankee Cloth in Wallingford, CT.
Here is another mystery quilt made many, many years ago. This quilt was aging very nicely when Kim discovered it in the closet two years ago. She was aghast that I had these beautiful tops just piled up in my closet. Well, I don't blame her. So this one went off to the quilter too.
oooh. Fuzzy picture.
I love the backing fabric I chose for this quilt.
One of the not so great things with this lovely item is that after living with this quilt for a few weeks, the black fabric started pulling away around the quilting. You can see a white spot on the full picture. I think maybe I used some not-so-expensive fabric and now I'm really paying the price. I don't know what to do about this situation, but in the meantime, I'll just use the back as the top.
Not too long ago, I pulled out this unfinished project from a class I took several years ago. I don't recall why I shelved it, but I do remember shopping for the beautiful the Asian fabrics in the Bento Box pattern.
I'm not done yet. I'm never done. Quilters are never done.