I finished my Fractured Quilt at last. Well, the top is done but it's not yet quilted. It's very large so I'm going to take it to a longarm quilter and have her quilt it for me. I do have a sit down Handiquilter but this quilt is just too large for me to tackle, I'm afraid. It didn't end up with the color movement that I'd envisioned but I like it anyway.
I also finished a Kim McLean Flower Pots quilt that I'd been working on for at least 3 1/2 years. I had completed the center part and only had the circles on the outside to complete so I put my nose to the grindstone and got the top finished. I had it free motion quilted by Roseann Noll of Phoenix Rose Quilts and we decided to quilt the background in a MacTavishing design. The quilt has two layers of batting so the applique would "pop". I'm very pleased with the work she does. I entered it in the Pennsylvania Invitation Quilt Show sponsored by Endless Mountains Quiltworks in Tunkhannock, Pa. for their annual Airing of the Quilts. Awesome work done by many talented quilters.
I also finished another smaller piece that's been in the works for about four years. I had the center four blocks done (I think it's an Aardvark pattern but am not sure) and for whatever reason lost interest in it. Part of the problem could have been that I'd raided the container with the fabrics I'd selected for this piece and used them in other projects. Rather than discard them I decided to add an outer border using a technique I'd learned in a class with Carol Taylor. I thought the outer blocks framed the center perfectly. I'm going to use it for my Christmas table center piece, even though the reds and greens aren't traditional Christmas red and greens. I like it anyway. I do tend to like "quirky" stuff.
Well, it's Sunday afternoon and it's wall to wall football so I'm going to sit down, do some knitting and watch the NY Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles--hopefully.
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