Thursday, November 05, 2009

A couple more finished

My friend Pat is a prolific quilter (and I use this to term to apply to all the various stages of quilt making, designing, piecing, and finishing). I'm not very fast when it comes to piecing. I'd much rather quilt and bind than get beyond the first few blocks. So it's a good working relationship for us.

I'm working on quilting the tops she sent me, and have finished the two "cowboy" quilts. One for her niece's boyfriend's son, Ethan, and the other will go to Dr. Kaufman.

I got a new pantograph for these from Dave Hudson, Buffalo Skull, though Pat and I feel it looks much more like a cow skull. (Though I know I haven't seen any buffalo skulls.)

I was happy to back them with this nice quality, muslin feed sack material that I picked up at a thrift store some time ago. I'd been wanting to do a western theme quilt to be able to use it...but as you know I'm not fast or prolific when it comes to piecing.

1 comment:

Pat/SWquilter said...

They look great - and I like your use of the dark and reddish binding combo on the one for Dr. K. It kind of mirrors the colors in that border fabric. I need to figure out borders for the cowboy top I pieced last weekend - and I put the focus fabric for the next one on the design wall, just need to start piecing 9 patches!