Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Klosje quilt top Done!

Well, here it is. I finally finished my klosje quilt top and appliqué border. It will have to wait a bit for quilting as I want to hand quilt this one and I have one ahead of it to be done.

So, for now it goes into a drawer until its time comes , which hopefully will be within the next year.

And this is what I will be hand quilting next. I have it basted and ready to quilt and can't wait to get started. Feels so good to see projects that have been around for awhile getting done!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Patchwork of Crosses

Here is my first block in the Patchwork of Crosses pattern. I am making mine with English Paper Piecing, and following the pattern as presented in Linda Franz book. It's available on Amazon, selling new for $19.98 and used in good condition starting at $111.98......and that is not a typo! What is up with that???

I purchased my first batch of paper pieces from but quickly realized I was going to need a lot more pieces...close to $1,400! So out came the graph paper and I drew my own. If you would like a copy of my template I will be happy to send it to you via email. ( I could not find a template on line.)

I am excited about this quilt, especially since two of my good quilting buddies are working on one too. We are meeting once a month to keep us on track....hmmmm..wonder if they have their first block done? We need 56 for a queen size quilt.

I completed my quilt top using Val Laird's Gifts of Grace blocks. These blocks are based on Galations 5: 22-23. Val offered the patterns as a free block of the month a couple of years ago, and now you can purchase the pattern on her site . My setting is very different from hers. I have always wanted to make a quilt using neutrals for a background and this just seemed to work for me.

Val Laird is so generous to share her talents with us and normally has a free block of the month every year. Check out her beautiful blog!

It was shady where I took the picture, so here is a close up of one block so that you can see the colors better


I plan to hand quilt this one, so it may be awhile before you see it completed.

And one last picture of my Chubby Chicks quilt, pattern by Black Mountain Quilts.

This was a fun quilt to make and I quilted it on my Janome with daisies and loops. I modified the pattern just a little, making it a baby quilt size and leaving off the final border.

Now to get a label on it and its all set for Tori's arrival next month. This will be the first one I have finished before the baby arrived!

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