Saturday, September 22, 2012

Seven of Sixteen....DONE!

September's weather has been perfect for finishing things...when the wind is blowing and it rains four inches in one day I have no problem snuggling with a quilt while stitching the binding!

Sunrise, Sunset is the name of this quilt....I love it so!  Scraps of Kaffe sewn together randomly...really....I didn't plan how it would come out!  Can you see the sun I quilted in the bottom half?:)

This quilt is going to Pennsylvania.  A childhood friend and college roommate of the girl is getting married next month...
....boy and girl met at West Virginia University...can you see the WV stitched in the corner....and the black-eyed-Susan hiding a hole I snipped in the backing?:)
The backing of the gift is flannel....this won't be the last quilt that gets warm!!
Two more gifts my sis-in-laws.  A runner made from favorite childhood books and another quilt out of scraps from work.  My coworker Penny long armed it....the all over leaf pattern is perfect!
 This was just for fun but will be heading to the UK with the girl for a friend's new baby.
Big prints by Jane Sassaman....leftovers from my With New Eyes quilt...
....I really need to stop buying so much fabric that I have enough leftover to make another!
This cutie was a joint effort of our ARRR8 Around the Bend Across the Pond group. We found out one of our own is expecting her 4th child....we had to make the baby something fun and colorful.  All I did is add the center block and put it together....easy peasy!  You can look here to see who helped out...Thanks gang!
Lastly is my favorite of the seven.  Is this not the most inviting spot?  My in-laws have the most lovely place looking out to the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Isn't that view gorgeous?!!
These blocks are from the Blogger's Quilt-Uberfest. One block a day for 16 days and I kept up....
 ....but it has taken me eleven months to finally put them all together and quilt it!  I'm really digging the orange, brown, aqua and pops of Grunge green!  This is the first quilt that I have successfully used quilting cottons and batiks. Definitely a keeper!

New total....three in the closet and six waiting for hand stitched binding!:)


  1. Oh my goodness Dee you certainly have been busy and have some stunning quilts there, well done you! The quilt for 'your on line friend' is great and thank you for all of your efforts. Love the look of that chair in the garden, a place to sit and hand sew in the summer time.

  2. Talk about busy! Love them all but the sunrise, sunset quilt is gorgeous! Keep going Dee, soon be caught up!

  3. Wow you busy bee you! They all look great!

  4. That's a lot of gorgeous quilts!