Friday, March 26, 2010

Finish #13 and #14

Almost hating to admit this, I always have about 10 tops hanging in my closet ready to quilt. Last Thanksgiving, I made tops to "tame" the scraps. These are the best for practicing machine quilting and perfect for gifting and charities - simple and pretty.






Bordered with Texas Bluebonnets, the above quilt is a smaller version (54 x 62) of the "Short Stack" pattern designed by Black Cat Creations. I have made this particular pattern 11 times -- Boy! have I got my money's worth. It is very QUICK and perfect for the larger scraps and those beautiful fabrics we just don't want to slice too small.







The second quilt is a nine patch using my stash of 6 1/2" squares, sliced whacky and framed with 2" strips (60 x 75). I tend to use 6 1/2" borders on my quilts, so the scrap drawer holding this size overflows often.

Although I have several tops still hanging in the closet, these were the last two I wanted to quilt before returning to piecing. This weekend I have big sewing plans -- work on the four tops lurking around and finish at least three placemats (goal is 8).

Today is also "Sew and Tell", a special day hosted by Amy Lou. I can't wait to visit her site to link-up to the many other finished projects.

14 comments:

Dee said...

What beautiful quilts! I love the blueness of the one and the wonkiness of the other!

You win "Coolest Twin Quilts" from me for Friday Finish!

nima said...

wow...gorgeous quilt.

Nicole said...

I love your quilts and I love that you have quilt tops to give away. Now I know what to do with the disappointing quilt I finished this week!

Danielle said...

I love your bluebonnet quilt! Do you do your own quilting? It looks great!

Lauren said...

I love the blue one. I have a lot of scraps I can't even think about cutting too small so a quilt like that would be perfect (once I finish the 2 other quilts I am working on). Thanks for the idea.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Both of these are wonderful! The wacky nine patch is very cool:)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh I LOVE the blue one, it is just fantastic. It looks so relaxing and peaceful in there!

Leslie said...

both of these are amazing!!! beautiful finishes.

ktquilts said...

Love them both, so glad you shared them!!

Blessings,

KT

Sew It UP! said...

The are both fantastic! I especially love the feather quilting in the second quilt. Some amazing work.

Karen said...

These are really great quilts. i particularly like the first one that you have made 11 times. Now that must be a great pattern. I really don't like making the same pattern twice generally unless of course it is really good like your one.

KQuiltyBee said...

I love the 9 patch--I tried this block recently. Yours turned out great!

Kristen said...

Great quilting! The black border looks amazing with all those different fabrics!

Rene' said...

Both of these quilts are great!! Thanks for sharing!