Monday, November 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday - after the storm :)

I was on a mini Quilt retreat over the weekend :) a lot was accomplished! On Friday I completed 80 blocks (no picture of that many today) and pulled out a long neglected UFO.  In 2006, when attended AQS Paducah, I took a class with Kimberly Einmo - Keuenhof Tulips. 
I had 2 1/2 blocks complete at the end of the class and put it away, never to see the light of day, until this past weekend. I now have SIX complete blocks and three ready to machine applique! I'm still loving the choices made for this quilt (who doesn't love batiks?). I might even finish this in time to get it hung up in the Spring (better not bury it again, eh?)

I finished up the Tie Quilt by sewing the buttons on over the weekend. There are shirt buttons in each of the cornerstones.
I took all the labels off the ties and put them on the back of the quilt, adding in some four patches from the shirt fabrics and my own label ...

 On Saturday, some wintery weather moved in ... visibility was low as seen in these pictures taken while riding from a quilt show to lunch:
 Thankfully, it cleared up by Sunday morning (picture off the porch of the retreat destination):
My drive home was uneventful *WHEW!*

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Bonnie said...

Great job finishing the tie quilt. Wow. That weather looked awful. Glad trip home was uneventful

Gari in AL said...

Your UFO looks wonderful and working on it should help Spring hurry along.

Libby Smith said...

Love the tulips. It definitely deserves to be finished. Great idea to put the tie labels on the back.

Ramona said...

Your tie quilt is just beautiful. And what a great idea to use the shirt buttons! Love the tulips, too.

Kate said...

Love the Tie Quilt!