Wednesday, June 19, 2013

wip wednesday: quilting and binding

I've been working on several projects lately: a quilt for my husband's boss, a quilt for a quilt festival in August, and a pillow from the MQG's Madrona Road Challenge fabric which is also for the quilt festival. I'm getting so close on all three projects!

Last Saturday I rented time on a long arm quilting machine and quilted this massive 96" square quilt for my husband's boss. It looks so good! (I loved using the long arm and can't wait to do it again!) The binding is made for this quilt and just needs to be sewn on.

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This next quilt is called "Oh My Stars", and is pieced from bee blocks made by the members of the Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild during my months in 2012 and 2013. We used the Starflower block tutorial from Ellison Lane and then I (with ideas and inspiration from my friend Michelle) assembled the top. I really love how it turned out! I also love that I pieced the back from a rainbow fat quarters from my stash. This quilt is being basted right now, and the binding is ready and waiting, too. I need to get on it already!

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(The punk has a habit of photo bombing.)

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Last but not least, I'm working on two pillows from the (#itendedlongagoandthesearewayoverdue) Madrona Road Challenge that was sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild earlier this year. Our guild plans to have a display of things made from Madrona Road at the quilt festival we are showing at in August.

I decided some English paper piecing (EPP) was in order, so I've got these designs basted and ready to be sewn to their backgrounds:

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I probably should have at least ironed the solids before taking these photos. Whoops.
 
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7 comments:

  1. Lovely projects! Great fabric choices all the way through! Watch out with those hexies...totally addictive! :)

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  2. So many lovely projects. Your stars top is gorgeous! And i love your hexies!

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  3. Oh wow! Seriously, the quilt for your husband's boss looks amazing - those colours are simply wonderful. This must be some good boss!!!! It's a great idea to rent time on a long arm - did you have a lesson to learn how to use it or have you done it before? I haven't used one yet, but would love to try.

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  4. Love the Oh My Stars top. The random placement is perfect. The hexies are fun too - especially the ones that pop on the blue. :)

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  5. Your stars top is lovely. Rainbow quilts are my favorite.

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