Yesterday we took a day trip to make our last visit to our favorite Celtic shop. While there we went places we don’t usually get to -Trader Joe’s, Yates Cider Mill and then I found a Quilt shop. You can see the fabric I bought. It was called Cristina’s Quilt Shop in Rochester, Michigan. Loved all the bright fabrics and I had to get some Tula Pink. I am thinking about what to make with my Tula. I think that will be after the holidays. I have been working on my Emeralds birthday blocks too, see all those greens and the block on the left?
These pictures show what I have finished over the past week. Click on the picture to make it larger to see details. I backed my fox taggie blanket with minkee leftovers that is to go to our expected grandbaby next month. Oh boy, what a fuzzy delight for the baby. And what a fuzzy mess for me! I am still sweeping up the fuzz! I don’t really find it easy to work with but it was worth the effort to use up what scraps I had for the back -the owls, and the white binding are Minkee.
The Red White and Blue string quilt was made by people who attend the local Quilt of Valor Club at my local quilt shop, Delphine’s. I quilted it in an overall feather pattern with a fun copper colored thread. I think it gives it a nice touch. Now to knot and bury my start/stop threads and it will go back to the shop this week. Love to support this cause when I can. I encourage anyone to get involved, these quilts go to Veteran’s.
I also quilted a quilt that is the blue/yellow floral. I love the colors and flowers. I quilted curls, flowers and leaves on it. The back shows the quilting. I used a yellow thread on it that I had on hand. I have been waiting for the perfect project for that color. It is a quilt from a lady who attends my quilt group.
I have been accepted to test patterns for the next round of Quiltmaker 100 block magazine. I have been doing this for about 6 magazine cycles. Love that it pushes me to practice skills I wouldn’t normally use. Like the fox, it is applique and a pattern I tested for the last magazine cycle. I have a stack of orphan blocks that I will make into a sampler quilt this winter, wait to see all of them together!