Sunday, January 25, 2015

Catching Up

I have 3 different things going on in this posting.  

1st is the finished Fair Isle quilt I made for my friend Pat for Christmas. I gave her the top on time but had to take it back to send out to the quilter.  I finally got it bound the first week of the new year.

Pat is the person who pushed me into knitting as I pushed her into quilting. This quilt tied the 2 together so nicely.

She knits me Christmas gifts and I quilt hers.

After all of those solids I had to get some dots for the backing.

I just love the way it came out.  For me this pattern was challenging primarily because so many of the pieces were 1 1/2 inches.  Way smaller than my comfort level.

Love the colors 

this pattern is by Lee at Freshly Pieced
you can find it there.

2nd, I am retiring at the end of this month. While cleaning out my desk I found this tiny little cross stitched ornament.  It's on perforated paper. 

And last but not least

I have finished the tops for the 2 Little Letters quilts I started on September 7.  The pattern is by Temecula quilts and can be found here

The patterns for the letters were released every Wednesday and Sunday for 13 weeks.

The blocks were so easy that I decided from day 1 to make 2 quilts  The one with the lime green inner border is from the kit I purchased from Temecula Quilts.  The one with the the dark dots in the outer border was made from my scrap bin.  They measure 39 by 45

I thought it would be a great day for photographing them but the white outer border on the one with the green inner border kind of got lost on the snow and when I used the pines as a contrasting background the breeze wouldn't cooperate.  

It's OK they will be back once they get quilted and have a little more weight to them.  Hope to get to them some time next month.

I've also made a couple of post cards for a Valentine swap due to go out in the mail next weekend. Can't post until they get where they need to be.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love the Fair Isle quilt and the polka dot back makes it all the more fun. Two Little Letters - wow. They are both sweet.

  2. Wow! Love both of your quilts! Lovely.

  3. Wow, absolutely LOVE your fair isle quilt, the colours are wonderful and the green polka dot backing makes it really pop!

  4. I admire your persistence! I've been doing some tiny piecing projects, and it's making me a little crazy. It's so much easier to sew a little piece the wrong way, and on top of that, if it's a monochromatic quilt. I've ripped my way through the whole quilt. You've obviously got this down! They're all beautiful. Congratulations of all 3 finishes.

  5. I absolutely love the Fair Isle quilt. You did a spectacular job. And the letter quilts...just too cute!

  6. Love your Christmas quilt! It looks amazing. The dots backing is perfect. The alphabet quilts will be darling too.

  7. Your gift for Pat is an adorable quilt. I love the dots on the backing fabric.

    Congratulations on your's getting closer. Soon you will be taking pictures of your quilts in sunny Florida :)

  8. Your Fair Isle quilt is fabulous! It looks like the perfect quilt to gift a knitter! I cannot imagine making a quilt with such tiny blocks.

  9. Selina that first quilt is just gorgeous! I love it so much....the colors just pop on the white background! blessings, marlene


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