Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Using some orphans...

Orphan blocks, of course.  Crystal put out a call for orphan blocks on her blog.  In looking for some to send her, I decided to put together a quilt from some of the orphans I've gotten.
I'm not much of a piecer, but I had some blocks to send her along with more fabric squares that I had used to make the blocks.  I believe they were Liberty of London fabrics that just didn't inspire me.  

I also finally got a longtime project done.  Using leftover tiles from window sills here I did some work on this little table which is now residing under the clothes line to hold the basket when I hang out clothes.  Now I'm inspired to get to work on a couple of other tables that have been waiting patiently for me to be inspired!

Got another two quilts done.  This one from Patty E.  Thank you friends for blocks, pieces parts, and tops.  I still have a stack of tops in my queue.

This lovely quilt is Tove's.  I wouldn't have the staying power to make so many four-inch blocks for a queen sized quilt! 
I also scored this stack of fabrics (including a couple of batks) at the thrift store in Moriarty.  The blue sunflower was a perfect fit for binding Tove's quilt.  (I hope she thinks so too. 

Now back to cooking...Pat, Sandy (newly transplanted to Estancia), and Patty (returning to Oklahoma) are coming for dinner.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

And three more makes a half dozen!

I've been busy quilting, and am getting a nice stack of quilts to deliver to Dr. Kaufman again.  This first one came from Oklahoma...can't remember who...Sherry or Patty.

Pat made this jelly roll race with batiks last summer while she was in Illinois.  It came out really nice with a controlled color palette.  I like it better than totally scrappy strips.
  This is another beauty from Tove.  The batik binding I made worked for both quilts. 
 Summer has finally arrived!  Thanks all my friends that keep me in tops to quilt.  I can't say it enough! 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Three for a start...

While tearing myself away from taming kitties, I've managed to finish three quilts for Dr. Kaufman.  

This is actually the second one of these BQ3s I finished for Pat.  The twin of this one was for a neighbor's quinceanera.  Nice sized quilt for a teenager.

This is a beautiful four patch posy from Tove.  

And last but not least this fun quilt from Patty E.  

I also quilted another BQ3 for Pat's niece's baby, which I don't have a picture of.  Needless to say Pat's baby quilts are usually just shy of lap or twin size.  Kids do grow pretty quickly and aren't babies for long.