Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And the fun goes on

Remember these scraps, our leftovers from cutting the FQs for the Pineapple Blossom quilt? Let's see how far I stretched them.

I threw away the pile of ends on the left. I'm not THAT crazy. :D

Then I used the gold/yellow as leaders and enders, til it was sewn into one strip.

I dunno what I'm gonna do with it, hopefully it'll find it's way into a crumb or string quilt.

Then with all the 2" squares, I pieced them into 4 strips.

The ended up being the first border on my Bonus HST quilt.

Now at the first picture of this post, on the right side is a bunch of 1.5" strips.

That ended up being the second round of borders. At this point, the top now measures 30x37. Small baby size. I measured because I want to see how much it'll shrink after quilting, then washing. :)

And just a wee bit of leftovers. One 2" block and 2 short 1.5" strips.

They can go into crumb and string quilts. :)

Here's the quilt all pinned up.

I used high loft batting this time - it was the perfect size from another quilt's leftover batting.

The batting gives the quilt a lot of puff!

And for the first time ever, I'm trying my hand at Continuous Curves. Some of them are so wonky that I can't do anything but laugh at them. But from a dark distance, they look good! ;)

Can I blame all this quilting energy on my age? It kinda feels like I turned 25 and WHAM! a ton of quilts are coming out of me. Can you believe I haven't even own the Connecting Threads country fabric for a whole week yet? 2 quilts already!

Hmm. I don't think you want to hear that I also put together another top last night with some hand dyes and black... :D



Anonymous said...

2 quilts down and another top put together in less than 7 day! You the man! LOL (or woman!)

I love these 2 that you just did but your hand dyes are so cool and I love them with the black! Such an awesome look and you can tell that there is more "craftmanship" because you created the colors as well. I want pictures. No teasing! Pictures, pictures, I need proof!


QuiltingFitzy said...

You're simply amazing. I'm twice your age, and produce 1/16 of your work!

Congrats on getting your projects rolling, I just love your continuous curves! So...what was the story on the measurements?

atet said...

Great work on the quilts -- and it may be the age. Just wait though, there are other factors (other than age) that can slow you down!