A couple of years ago I made a vow to finish all my existing quilt tops before the end of the year. I made a mad dash, did it - and it felt really good to start the new year with a clean slate. The next year or two, I was really good about getting tops quilted as I finished them. That also felt really good. Well, I've been a slacker this year. Or maybe I can blame it on a move halfway across the country and a big change in lifestyle. Whatever the reason at the beginning of November I realized I had quite a pile of tops accumulated.
Being the Upholder that I am, I'm determined to not let the year slip away with tops waiting to be finished and loved. In November, I quilted 4 tops and have 2 more started. One of my enablers has been the rental of a longarm at a local Bernina dealer.
It's been really fun and a great learning experience. I've done two and will do one more next week.
The first was this scrappy quilt I made over the Summer. It was a great way to use a lot of leftover fabrics from other quilts.
The pattern is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.
I chose a super easy quilting design - wavy lines. Every once in a while I threw a leaf motif in just because.
The inspiration fabric was Wild and Free and the navy with the gold stars made the perfect binding.
The second finish I have to share is this quilt that I made for my grandson and his big boy bed. I just love how it turned out!
The pattern is from the book Handmade Style and is so simple and graphic. It was a quick and easy one to piece.
Straight line quilting seemed to be the best choice for this one and I think that the lines help the kids with making their beds.
It's got a warm cozy flannel on the back and is bound in a navy graphic plaid that I had just barely enough of in my stash.
So there you go! More finishes to come because I'm determined not to start anything new yet (and that's not easy! :-)