December 16, 2014

Barbara: Two from the Vault

I've got two more fully completed quilts!  The first one, Wheel of Fortune, was a long-term project.

Contemporary machine quilting was done by Debra Dixon, whose work is high quality, quick, and reasonably priced.

This detail shows the blocks that are featured in my blog header, as well as the straight-line quilting.

I found this great flannel for the back.

It's lovely and squishy and it now lives in my home office.  I need a bit of visual excitement when I'm working in there sometimes.

The second finish is of a UFO from LONG ago.  When I first started quilting about 15 years ago I pieced these blocks and hand quilted the entire center of the quilt

When it came time to quilt the borders I ran out of enthusiasm.  When I pulled out this quilt recently I had half made up my mind to throw it out, because I had no intention of finishing the hand quilting.  But, hey, I thought, I have machines that do that.

Sure enough, the machine quilted borders are just fine for this quilt.  I still like the graphic design, and now it's fully quilted and bound. 

Cleaning up my UFOs has left me all kinds of mental and physical storage space for projects for the new year.


ladyhawthorne said...

Both quilts are beautiful, love the Wheel of Fortune especially. It does feel good to get things completed, I always feel ready for a new project then!

Suztats said...

I love all the wonderful colour and shapes in both your quilts. Way to go! Two more UFO's off the list. ;-)

Cyra said...

What fabulous cozy comforters they are. Congratulations on getting these projects off the UFO list.

Judy S. said...

Nice work! I need to follow your example! I really like the Wheel of Fortune, its great color combinations and fun backing. The other one is very nice also. Hard to imagine we ever had time to do stuff like quilt by hand. Kudos to you for finishing these 2 beauties...way too pretty to be in the vault!

Debra said...

Great finishes! Very suitable quilting on both tops.

cq4fun said...

Ooooh, I'm impressed! These are beautiful quilts, AND they're finished. That one would definitely brighten up your office - either one would, actually.