Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I can't show you the mini bargello completed - it is going in the mail today to my mini quilt swap partner.  I'll post pictures of that when she receives it.

My daughter saw it and said "I want a big one like that", so she picked fabrics, and here is block 1 of many more to come for her:

So that is what is on my design wall today.  Go check out who else is linking up.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mini Bargello Update

Decided to go with black border.  Have it spray basted to a backing fabric.  Now just to quilt it, but still undecided on that matter.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Block Swap Block

Now that my partner received her block, I can post pictures here.

I chose something simple, hoping to highlight the prints - something she could dress up or dress down - hopefully making it a block she could use and love.

It sounds like she liked the block - Check out her post here.

Thanks again Charlene for being a great partner!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mini Bargello

I've been wanting to try a bargello quilt for a while, and decided to try it in mini version first.

Here is my first attempt - no instructions or pattern, just cut strips, sewed, and cut and sewed.  You know how that goes.

Thoughts?  Thinking of adding a black border to it.  And from there - quilting?  Waves, swirls, straight line? Still floating around in my head what to do.  Opinions and advice appreciated.


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Monday, January 17, 2011

First 2011 Finish

Finally finished hand sewing binding on the quilt for my brother in law.  It was my first attempt at hand sewing, and my wife helped some.  Once I got the hang of it I felt like I was on a roll.  I did a pieced binding on this quilt, and really like the effect it gave it.  This quilt is really really warm - the flannel back is very nice.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

WIP - Just need final border

Phew - this quilt had some bumps.  I ran out of a fabric I needed for some of the larger blocks, and had to run to the fabric store mid quilt.  Luckily they had some, so that was one crisis averted.

Now that I am at this stage, I just need to "frame" the quilt with a black border.  Already have that cut out, so after work tonight I plan on finishing this top off.

Chucks Quilt WIP

I really like the look of this quilt.  I feel that the colors really stand out between the black sashing.  He had requested deep earth tones, and I think I fulfilled that.

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