Saturday, September 27, 2014

Katie's modern HST quilt

My sister whipped this quilt up in a weekend and I finally got it quilted up for her.  

Using a pink thread in the pink and purple areas, I did pebbles in the pinks and swirls in the purple. 

In the green areas, I switched to a green thread and did a wavy design.  

The back.

The AQS show is coming to Des Moines in one week!  October 1-4th actually.  I usually take a class there, and this year Angela Walters is teaching!  I'm pretty excited!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Honeycomb quilt

Here is our do.good stitches Haven group quilt for March.  COMPLETED!!  I had each member make 2 honeycomb blocks from Marla's tutorial using pink, green, orange and yellow, a white background, and a fun print for the centers.  Everyone did such a nice job with the blocks, and picked some cute things for the centers.  I love how it turned out!  It measures 59 by 71 inches, so it is a nice throw size.

I had a hard time deciding on what to quilt in the blocks, and decided to alternate with 4 different designs.  

I like them all.  

A funky feather border.

ta daa!

Our super snazzy label on the back.  I confess that I used some local help to finish the quilt.  My mother-in-law did most of the hand-stitching of the binding.  With 2 little ones now, it took me a week to get 2 feet done.  At that rate it would take me way too long to complete it.  She loves to bind, and since I still have several of her quilts in my 'to quilt' pile, it would be a little while before she has one of her own to bind.