and hanging on the wall :) I have the perfect spot for seasonal quilts on my wall ... this is supposed to be my spring quilt, but it will hang for the summer now that it is finished (and I'm not sure what my "summer" quilt will be).
The piece is quilted! Now to cut borders (OK, I meant BINDING! - that is what comes of writing a blog post in the morning before my brain is awake) and sew them on :) Here it is on my floor, as now it is too heavy to be on my design wall:
For a close up and more true color of the border:
It will most likely be the middle of the week before I get any more work done on it ... I'm enrolling in college and have testing and orientation this week! It will be strange to be in classes with youngsters the same age as my kids ...
It has been a while since I updated my blog ... busy times here at my house!
My design wall has lots of fuzzies from various quilt blocks that are no longer there, but I do have a wall quilt I am quilting on my beloved Bernina 930 :)
This is the quilt I started in the Kim Diehl class in April ... I've got the field quilted and am now quilting the borders :) I'm still unsure about what I'm going to do with the checked border ... any ideas for me?
I have finished the applique block shown on Monday :) I added a dot to the center as I felt it needed something ... Here it is with the other two blocks that were completed in 2006 ... there are 9 total in the pattern, but I think I might only do 5 of them.
The blocks are by Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns and was from a Block of the Month in 2006 :) Obviously, I didn't keep up!
I have pulled out an old UFO* and have prepped a block. I seem to have dropped a piece before laying it on the background ... but that is OK, that will be easy - compared to carefully taking this back apart so I can applique all the pieces down :) There are 68 pieces (you can see 67) and I have scaled back on how many pieces this block calls for, plus I simplified one shape to make it easier to turn the edges.
I am using the applique method that Kim Deihl taught :) It takes about the same amount of time that my previous methods did, but I am happier with the results (after looking at a couple of my previous blocks).
Psalm 5:11&12 (KJV) But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy Name be joyful in Thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.