Thursday, May 5, 2011

A finished quilt and more...

This week was spent finishing up the quilting on my Marmalade quilt.
I won a layer cake of "Bliss" and decided to use the pattern exactly as pictured (a rarity for me).
The quilting took a while - lots of custom feathered wreaths and leaves.
And I'm happy with how it turned out!
I'm headed to CA tomorrow, so the blog will be silent for a bit. I put some UFO's up on my design wall. I'm going to make some progress on these when I get back.

"City Lights" from City Quilts. I'm making this for my urban son who'll be moving to a new apartment this Summer.
I've got 8 or 9 Joseph's Coat blocks done and I've decided to put them together into a small wall quilt. Just need to read the directions carefully and figure out how to put these together.
My Soul Blossoms Dresdens are multiplying. These go pretty quick and I'll be putting them together soon!
I pieced some of my leftover triangles into Zig Zag rows. I'm not sure I'm really loving this. I did it because I had triangles I wanted to use up, but I'm not sure it's worth my time if I don't love the result. Mmm, waste time or waste fabric? What do you do?
I got a Stylish Blogger Award this week from Natalie at Threaded Mess. When I get back I'll be sharing 6 of my favorite new blogs to pass on the award. Thanks Natalie!

Of course I'll be watching the reports from Spring Quilt Market. Always an exciting time. You can find who'll be blogging from Market with all the scoops here.


  1. i'm loving those zig zags!

  2. Love everything!!! You have been busy!

  3. great ufo's...and love that bliss quilt...of course! have fun in CA!

  4. Love the Bliss quilt. It is gorgeous. All your ongoing projects look great. I am planning a city quilts quilt with a fat quarter pack I have and city lights is a favourite at the moment. Can't wait to see yours finished.

  5. Your Marmalade quilt is absolutely amazing!!

  6. Fun quilts...and I love the zig zag!!

  7. I love everything. That Bliss fabric is beautiful. Love your Joseph's Coat WH. Hope you show us when it is finished. Great job!

  8. The Bliss quilt is super fantastic! Just love it. All of your ongoing projects are also super fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  9. If you decide against the zig zags, you can send them to me to finish! I LOVE zig zags- it's been on my to-do list for a LONG time!

    Love the Bliss quilt- I think I could sew twenty quilts with that line and still not be tired of it!

  10. Hi! I was one of the KC women who ran into you at Maisonette! I still can't believe how small the world is sometimes. Yahoo for Missouri! :)

    It was great to meet you and your daughter!

  11. I love your dresdens. That is one of my favorite blocks.

  12. Hmmm ... maybe if all of the triangles were pointing the same way instead of zig-zagging??

  13. I think the triangles are my favourite, something a bit mesmerising about them, bit like an old barbers pole :)


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