Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2022 Sun Bonnet Sue Raffle Quilt

 Wow...or should I say "whew"! This quilt was a challenge for me, and I loved every minute of it. Well, maybe not the minutes when I was panicking about what to put in the border, but otherwise, it was super fun! This is my second Lori Holt quilt and I have to say, I love her patterns! I especially love when they're not made with 30s fabrics...but that's just me!

The border, as you can see from the pic above, was 8" of a tone-on-tone white. All that white space in a border has so much potential and such a big "what do I do now?" bit, that it took me awhile to come up with a design. And then, I did it in pieces.  The final product looked like this:

There was a lot of marking, measuring and ruler work, but I like how it turned out. The decision to do the echo border around the design, was the best decision yet. And the sashing design echoing the border--well, it almost makes me look like I know what I'm doing!!! <grin>

Following are pics of all the blocks in the quilt. I know, pic heavy, but I couldn't decide which ones to leave out, so you get them all! Remember, if you want to see the quilting in detail, you can click on the pic--just hit "escape" to get back to the blog.


And I couldn't sign off without a few of the back...

If you made it to the end, you get a gold star!!!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

2021 In Review...

Not sure that title really works, since this is the first post about 2021 and I'm creating it in 2022. Its going to be a long one, as I plan to post several quilts at once. Trying something new here to see whether maybe, just maybe, I can keep up in 2022. Fingers crossed!!

These next five quilts were shipped to me from Betty. It was supposed to be only three quilts, but something happened in transit...the quilts had fully completed quilt babies!!!! 

And those are all Betty's quilts for 2021. Hope you're enjoying the new format. And remember, if you want to see the quilting in more detail, you can click on any of the photos to blow them up.

Thanks for looking!


(PS...Happy Leslie??)