Sunday, July 08, 2007

Some Finishes

This pink and brown one I started at our guild retreat last November (well, actually, we had some homework to precut our squares before the class, but didn't start making the blocks till the second weekend in November.) We had a great instructor, and almost everyone finished the top during the weekend, a few finished top AND borders. I sent mine home with my longarm quilter, to Missouri, and just got it back from her a couple of days ago.


I'd used up most of the fabric that matched it in the piano key border, but I was lucky enough to find another yard of the one I wanted (the dark reddish brown one) at the store.

Here's the back of a smaller couch-throw quilt... remember the floral windmills I put up on the blog a month or so ago?


And here's the front of it. Mary S. really did a great job quilting both of them. This floral one's already been washed, and really came out all soft and nice. Too bad I don't need a couch throw this time of year! I like the look of the pieced binding - it might have looked better against a less dark final border, but since this one was completely from my stash, I wanted to use up the last few floral strips.



Nothing new on the mashed van yet. Because the delivery truck hit me, then a car hit the delivery truck, they'll have to argue about who has to pay what percentage of the repair. A guy from the insurance company is meeting me at work tomorrow to have a look at the damage.

And finally, a question... have any of you seen the quilts that fold in on themselves and become pillows? Is it too late for me to do that and attach it to the floral quilt, or should I just make a separate little zippered pillowcase for it? If you attach it, do you put it center bottom or on a corner or?

13 comments:

Tazzie said...

So cute Jane, I love scrappy backs! The colours in the quilts are just wonderful.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Angie said...

Cute, cute quilts, Jane! That chocolate/strawberries :D quilt is really yummy! :D

Mary said...

Nope, it's not too late to make a quillow. The pocket will go in the center. I found instructions here with a quick google search and there are others too if this one doesn't make sense to you.

http://tinyurl.com/yshjxp

I love the pink and brown quilt - it looks like a stack the deck kind of quilt.

Katie said...

Sorry to hear about the car accident. Will it inspire you to make a new quilt design called "smashed"?

Gail said...

Wow, they are terrific. I especially love the first, curvy one!

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilts. I've made quillows before - adding the pocket both during construction and afterwards. This is a good site which shows where the pocket is added and how to fold them: http://www.shoppingcartcoverstore.com/quillows.html
Hope that helps :)

Norma said...

I love the quilts. I really love the back of the second quilt. Is this where your orphan blocks get used up - on the backs of quilts? Great idea!

loulee1 said...

Such beautiful quilts. You know you are a huge inspiration to a newbie like me.

Laurie Ann said...

Love the pink/brown quilt. My version is still at the long armers. Grrr... Looking at yours makes me really really want mine back!! Love it!

atet said...

Both quilts are lovely -- and the floral one would make a great quillow!

Judy said...

Mary answered your question! They all look fabulous!

Dawn said...

WOW! What fun quilts! And the quilting is wonderful! I"ve made quillo's before, but totally have forgotten how to make them.

MOLLY said...

Great looking quilts! Loved the show.

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