Hello again! I am excited to have two completed quilts to share.
The first one is my Hospital Sketches quilt. This was a Block of the Month that Barbara Brackman did over on her blog Civil war quilts
. I loved appliqueing the blocks and designing my own border.
I also loved handquilting it. It took just over a year to quilt. It helped me to get through Covid by giving me something to look forward to working on each day. I quilted rather unpredictable free flowing feathers from small feathered rosettes at the intersections between the blocks.
I love the texture that handquilting gives.
As always, I quilted in the year and my initials. I will miss working on this - it was such a fun project at every stage.
My next finish was machine quilted. This quilt doesn't really have a name. It is assembled from 6 inch blocks made from a variety of library books 7 years ago. They sat forgotten in a ufo bin for a few years.
Then I saw a picture of a setting online done by Carrie Nelson and I knew it would be perfect for these blocks.
I enjoyed making all of the flying geese for the setting. The quilting was fun and fast. I quilted diagonal rows of feathers over the blocks and straight lines intersecting over the flying geese. The final narrow border got some feathers as well.
I had a hard time choosing between red and blue for the binding fabric. In the end I went with blue. This quilt is for the sunny sitting room upstairs. With its flannel back it will be cozy for winter naps :0)
Yesterday I taught only in the morning and with half the house empty with people away I knew I could get away with minimal cooking. It was the perfect opportunity to use the kitchen island to thread baste the next quilt for handquilting. This one is Radical Rose and Reel a pattern by Dawn at Collector with a needle.
This is the third quilt I've basted on this island. It really works well. Maybe I will put the first few stitches into it tonight :0)