I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 19, 2015

Little Quilt Finishes

Hello! Show and Tell on a Monday morning....

First I have to show you the little Country Roads quilt from Lori of Humble Quilts recent sew along. [link to see everyone's quilts at the end of this post].

I got it pieced but not quilted.

Isn't it adorable.
My friend BJ kindly went shopping on her trip to KY and she sent me a package of much needed black calico.

This will be the backing.

The following quilts were made over the past couple years. I had a goal of finishing them this summer.

Winter Blues, from Lori's winter of 2014 SAL.

I hand quilted it on the beach.

Vintage dishtowel back.

Chimney Sweep doll quilt, made with the extra blocks from a rescued top. The top is also quilted, in the same Baptist Fans pattern but the binding is still waiting.

I love the tiny prints and how the maker cherished and used each tiny bit.

I found a print for the backing that is very similar to one of the calicos on the top.

This is another of Lori's sew alongs, she called it Cascadia.

I call it Peace and Plenty, for the backing fabric toile,

and because to me it looks like Indian corn.

 I used scrap binding, part pink, part dark red, and I machine quilted it.

I'm glad I did because it's done and I'm really enjoying it in my home for October.

This is a crib quilt, 36" square. A few years ago I bid on and lost by ONE DOLLAR the eBay auction to win the antique small top that inspired this quilt.original quilt top and post here

I loved the cheddar baskets, the stripes, the diagonally pieced sashing. The auction gave the measurement of 36" square so it was easy to then make a pattern.Finding this stunning, if not historically authentic, toile for the backing made me decide to go ahead and sew my own version.

Also an opportunity to try out a new quilter, someone who does custom work instead of simple allover. And such a gorgeous job she did.

I have two big quilts ready for binding, waiting patiently on my list for 2015. I'm going to have a nice list of finishes, come New Year's Day. I'm so pleased.



gone to the beach...

Linky party here on Lori's blog, Humble Quilts. 
Be sure to go over there and see everyone's Country Roads.