I finished another quilt! I got it back from the quilter a week ago today. I worked on the binding in the evenings last week - I decided to hand sew the binding on the back, so it took a little longer than if I had just done it all by machine. Anyhow, it is finished..... and washed and dried, and crinkly. I used a layer cake of Good Fortune, by Kate Spain.
I got brave and trudged through the snow to hang this on the clothes line.
I took this picture yesterday, in the house.......with dh holding the quilt up for me.
I was not real pleased with how this one turned out, and decided to try outside.
Here is the back...... nothing special here.... taken outside as well.
Not real true to color here......... it's a very deep purple with a rose print.
I found the tutorial here. Rather than use just the darks from 2 layer cakes, I used 1 entire layer cake, and cut the white fabric I had on hand into 5" squares. Super easy, and I was happy with the way it turned out.
I have also been working on a vintage- inspired quilt... using some recycled fabric.
Here's some of what I have going so far......
Here's part of the apron I got at thrift store.... I did use a lot of it in these quilt blocks......
It definitely had some fun old fabrics in it.....
And while I'm on a roll here with pictures, I might as well post one more.
We were victims of a crime over the weekend...... we live in a wonderful, small town, and have owned the grocery store here for close to 20 years. This is the first time anything like this has happened to us... and hopefully it is the last....
All this for a few cartons of cigarettes. What is wrong with people??