2017 Quilts

For me, finishes can be of the flimsy variety as well as the entirely-quilted-and-bound variety. Mostly I make quilt tops (flimsies) and occasionally find the time and/or resources to quilt them. Let me know what you like - sometimes I sell them!

#1 ~ My January UFO finish is this kit called 19th Century Reds. I'd previously made all the blocks, and the sashing had been cut out. I had this finished by Jan 7. 

#2 ~ My first start-to-finish quilt of the year was Elizabeth. This quilt is one that took a good bit of fussing and planning, but the results make all so worth it. Pattern by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilts. Fabrics are all Moda - mostly French General and 3 Sisters.

#3 ~ The February UFO is called Lorraine; I had the center together and held off finishing because I couldn't decide what to do about borders. Since I wanted to use just American Jane fabrics, I was limited in my options. I ended up with a blue from an older line mixed in with Lorraine and Savonnerie. It was finished on Feb. 9.

#4 ~ Baby Quilt for Emma's College Friend ~ The baby shower is in April and Emma wanted to continue the tradition of giving a quilt. She bought the fabric mostly in Athens, but selected a few pieces from my stash, found an inspiration pic on Pinterest, and so we went to work. I finished it on my own in late Feb.

#5 ~  I turned a flimsy from 2013 (?) into a quilt when I had Bradford Star quilted at Terry's. We sent this quilt off to my brother- and sister-in-law who live in Lecanto,FL.

#6 ~ The March UFO was Small Tumblers. I had a mish-mash of tumblers in a tub; some were sewn together, some were just stacked up. Early in March I put the top together, and then spent about 10 days trying to figure out borders. I ended up with pastel purple inner borders and a gorgeous floral outer border. i am quite pleased with this flimsy.

#7 ~ A little quilt top became a finished quilt top after hearing Corey Yoder speak on March 18 at Old Town Fabric Shop. This wasn't on my radar when the month began; I am thrilled to have a finish. This is made with remnants of an older project. I used 4 colors for big-stitch quilting.

#8 ~ 9-Patch Strippy - I began making 9-patch blocks by hand just to have something to do when I was unable to be at the machine. The fabrics in these 9-patches are all scraps. After a good number of blocks had piled up, I needed to figure out what to do next with them. The strippy setting has always been a pleaser for me, and the two fabrics I used were in my stash, so this is an entirely stash- and scrap-created quilt top. Finished the flimsy on April 22 for the April UFO.

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