Quilts in the Making... and a little more
This is my pinwheel quilt that has some homespun (not by me) fabric - those blue checked squares and the little stars are red raw silk. I made the stars in two different sizes and they are at each corner of the homespun blue check blocks. This little baby just needs the backing and batting, some simple quilting I think probably to define the pinwheels and the binding... (she has been waiting quite a while to get finished... 15 years to be precise... eeeek!) I'm a terrible quilt Mom! :(
This and the following block are 12" and will ultimately be a Queen size quilt with
the sampler blocks on the perimeter surrounding a complex but gorgeous central medallion block - they have only been in the making for 4 years...
A friend gave me this log cabin star quilt to finish a few years ago... I'm still looking for the right fabric for the backing and binding
These little squares are paper pieced and only 3" square - ultimately there will be
20 of them with white lattice strips and still unsure of the borders and binding and backing -
in the making for the last 2 years
Same girlfriend as for the log cabin quilt gave me this quilt in partial completion. I have finished putting it together but am looking for more Paris Flea Market fabric to make the borders, binding
and backing - 2 years in the making
Just something I played around with and am as yet clueless as to what to do about borders, which I will need to purchase the fabric for as well as binding and backing. I think the backing will be plain or tone on tone white calico - this is the baby in the group at only 1 year in the making.
Of course I have several other quilts in full size, which no longer will fit our bed since we upgraded to a Queen size but will work quite nicely as coverlets... as soon as I can find them that is! One is a pale yellow and white double Irish chain... that baby is going to require lots of quilting in the solid white squares as well as possibly some applique in one bottom corner - she is the grandmother of them all at over 20 years... this one is the first full size quilt I ever started... I know, I know!
Now just so you don't think I have never finished a quilt just ask some of my friends who have them on their beds or as a wall hanging or even come over to my house and look on the walls and tables.
Of course there are several quilts that I have the patterns and have purchased the fabric for but have gotten no further on - shamefully very recent purchases
And last but definitely not least, my first two little woven pieces. My large rectangle loom is on its way and should be here by this Thursday but in the meantime I ordered a small rectangle loom and a 4"x4" square loom to practice on. The left square is a pale blue alpaca chunky yarn and the right photo is a triangle that when two are put together make up a 4"x4" square - the yarn is a yummy heathered lime dyed New England Shetland wool from Harrisville Designs.
I have some handspun yarn I've made but it's not there yet so I won't be showing you that until I can do a side by side of my first yarns against my first "good" yarn! LOL!