Thursday, July 23, 2015

The finishing continues

Now that my longarm machine is up and running I am trying to catch up with all the tops that have accumulated over the last few years. I can't believe that I had about 30 tops waiting to be quilted - it will take a long time to finish them all but I am making a start.

Here is my Celtic Solstice, Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from 2013. I am very happy with the colors in this one.

About a year ago I made this quilt called Science Fair. It makes a cute throw in the guest room that until recently was my sewing room.

And today I quilted and bound another Bonnie Hunter quilt, Scrappy Trips, a free pattern available on her blog. I have called it Scrappy Trip to France because I used mostly French General fabrics. I had forgotten how much I like this quilt until I was quilting it, I just love all these pretty prints combined. It is fun getting to know my machine again and to practice a different design with each one. My machine is not computerized so I must free motion quilt all the designs by hand. I need lots of practice!

I also finished another 1/2 size block from My Enchanted Garden. Lots of fun to work with these fabrics and threads!

 

14 comments:

sunny said...

Glad you're back to quilting and having fun!! I'm enjoying quilting through my pile of tops, too.

Janet said...

Wow you've got so much done! I love your Scrappy trip to France and Celtic Solstice - just beautiful!!

Karen said...

Yay for you!! Your Celtic Soltice is fabulous. Your colors are wonderful.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I just love your quilts...beautiful work. And your Enchanted Garden block is lovely. Happy Stitching.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Heather,
what wonderful quilts you have made. Lovely finishes, congratulations to that. You must be so happy with your Longarm machine being up and running again.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Oops-Lah said...

Have you been doing "night shifts"?? You are finishing quilts like nobodies business. And all so beautiful. And you even had time to appliqué another of those lovely whimsical blocks.

Raewyn said...

Wow, all these finishes are just beautiful. I love your colour choices!! And your Enchanted Garden block is gorgeous and a fun looking block.

Janet said...

You are doing a wonderful job on your quilting and working fast too. I love the forest animals wall hanging. The rick rack/chevron border makes it pop. Seeing your Enchanted Garden block makes me want to pull mine out and get busy. You are an inspiration. Again, thank you for sharing.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I really like the colors you used in your Celtic Soltice. Yours is the prettiest one I've seen from that pattern. Your applique is lovely. Keep on quilting!

Kyle said...

So many awesome finishes. You are definitely on a completion marathon. Love the colors in your Celtic Solstice. The blue is perfect. The Enchanted Garden continues to be so sweet and your Scrappy Trip to France is totally fun.

Karen H said...

You have been a very busy quilt maker (you put me to shame)! Everything is lovely including your new applique block!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beginning next year I will fire up the long arm and do the catch up game like you. Right now I am focused (? that is a laugh) on EPP and getting projects ready for the winter trek to AZ. By the time I get home you will be caught up - need to send you my quilt backlog (LOL)

Barb said...

wonderful quilts! I really love your Science Fair quilt - great patterns and colors.
Thanks for a fun post!

Mary Burns said...

All beautiful. Happy stitchin. Hugs mary