I decided to post the "finishes" on this batch, even though the one in the middle won't be finished for a while. It is being hand quilted, but the others are done!
This was the "before" shot.
I can't put into words the euphoria I feel over getting these little quilts finished.
I haven't shared the finishes on the most recent two, so here you go.
You can click any of these photos for a closer view of the quilting
Here we have finish #23. This sweet 9-patch was made using 9-patches made by my Mom. They were leftover from one of her quilts made many years ago.
I hadn't planned on quilting feathers in this. I thought it might be a little over the top for a humble 9-patch. But I tried out my original plan in one block and I did NOT like it.The quilt sat for a couple of days while I pondered and debated. Then I thought, "Who am I kidding--I WANT to do feathers on it!" So I did. These two styles of feathers are different from what I usually do. I tried them out on one of the Mystic Basket blocks (in my last post), and I liked them, so I put them all over this quilt.
This is my LAST BATCH of little quilts that need quilting. Three are really mini (the Mariner's Compass is 3"--not the whole quilt, just the compass), one is small and the other three are more wall hanging size. Haven't basted these yet--maybe I will get to it this weekend. I am so much more likely to get quilting if the pile of quilts are basted and ready. If I finish all of these it will make 31 little quilts quilted this year!Only one from this group was a SAL--Lisa Bongean's 10th anniversary SAL. I didn't add the last couple of rounds because I knew it would be too big to hang in the place I had for it.
This last photo is all because of Paulette (Sweet P Quilting and Creations blog). I
She pointed out to me that I could use little leftover blocks to make some and that was all it took. I put all of these together yesterday using little bits of quilts that hadn't made the cut--and I also copied her idea of using Cheri's (quiltsbycheri blog) recent Facebook little basket quilt pattern to make a couple. There are definitely some seasonal themes here. I used what I had on hand. Thanks for the inspiration, Paulette!
Until next time,