Thursday, December 31, 2009

Add This to the List!

The camera really doesn't do this quilt justice. It makes it look wrinkly and baggy and it doesn't really show the awesome masculine colors... but here it is!

Here's another finish for the Joy in the New Year Challenge! I started this one waybackwhen for my brother-in-law, Bud. If this is any gauge of time whatsoever, he was living with us when I started it, and now he's not. Yup, that's how long it took me. Anyways, I really wanted him to have it for Christmas, but I had SOOOOOO many other projects that were for Christmas and once again it got pushed to the side. Now it's done and it should be on his bed by now... at least I hope.

These are not good photos... just so you know. I also used a super high loft batting so that it would be megacomfy, just like he asked for.
I can't get this one to rotate...

Simple quilting 1/4 inch from the edges of the sections.

The vonQuilt

So, this one was a long time coming. I made (more like finished) it for my cousin and her hubby for Christmas this year. They loved it. I loved making it for them. It's called The vonQuilt because their last name is vonErck... pretty clever, huh?

Here's the front:

Here's the back:

Here's a close-up of the binding, which I'm particularly proud of :)

Here it is on my love seat before it goes off with its new owners...

This quilt adds to my finishes for the Joy in the New Year Challenge.... GO ME!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Quilt for Rylee!

Rylee is my beautiful niece who lives in Virginia that I don't get to see even close to enough! This quilt is for her. Brooke, Rylee's momma, doesn't like pink or anything girly (for her or Rylee) so I thought fabric combo would be perfect. I hope they like it!

And of course, I had to sign it for her.

The back is very simple, but fun to look at. Tiny dot patterns... my fave! I used a new method of binding this quilt that I picked up from Red Pepper Quilts.... and I LOVE it. I used to hand stitch all of my quilt bindings. Not anymore! It definitely took some practice to perfect it, but I think it's amazing!

On a separate note: I had really hope to get so much more completed for the Joy in the New Year Challenge... but I didn't. I got a lot accomplished, just not that many more completed quilts. That's ok, though. I made a ton of patchwork pot holders to give as gifts this year. And I had to make a few quilts and other projects in between for the holidays and babies (Congrats Ashley) and whatnot. It was fun. I will post my progress here soon....