Sunday, February 26, 2012

QUILT TOP FINISHES

Two quilt tops finished today.  I showed you the progress on "Chelsea Cottage" yesterday.  I ended up putting two plain borders on the quilt and calling it done.  The pieced border was not fitting.  And with the two fabrics being close in value, was not worth the effort to continue with it.  I mentioned yesterday that it was a Blackbird Designs pattern.  They tend to design large patterns.  I had trouble hanging the quilt top on the design wall for a photo as I am short.  I would get one side pinned and the other would fall down.  I finally got it to stay but not nice and flat on the wall as I was afraid it would fall again.

The second top is large wall hanging size.  It is Jan Patek's design called "Hearts, Chocolates, and Flowers".  Thanks to my quilting friend Lorraine sending me some additional dark brown focus fabric, I was able to do the last border the way the pattern showed.  And lest you think I turned half square triangle units the wrong direction on a couple borders, I did it exactly as shown on the pattern.

There is lots going on in the sewing room.  Back to work.
Karen

30 comments:

Doniene said...

The borders on the log cabin blocks looks really good!!! I love the final border on the chocolate hearts!! I love red and brown together, yet, I have never made one! Maybe something like this is what I need to do!

Have a great day!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwww such a lovely red quilt..and i love the other two quilt top too..
big hugs cucki xx

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow! Way to sew! I love them both~ and your header quilt too! ;-) How sweet that your friend had extra fabric for you~ I like how the border is around the 'Hearts, Choc, & Flowers'~ kind of 3-D. Have a happy day!

Sharon said...

They are beautiful Karen!

Betty Lou said...

Love both quilts-----like how the house is off set on the log cabin. Join the club of short people, my son calls me the incredible shrinking woman.

Kathy said...

I love your Chelsea Cottage quilt! The way the blocks are set, it looks like rays of sunshine are shining on the cottage. Very pretty quilt.

Susie said...

Your quilt room is sizzling lately!

Darlene said...

Beautiful finishes, Karen.

Anne said...

Love them both. You really get a lot accomplished. So inspiring.

Maureen said...

Yes, you certainly are busy! Love both tops. What is your plan for quilting?

Janet said...

Both these tops are lovely! I like the borders you've put on the house quilt. I bought that book to make that quilt but... haven't started yet :0)

Lynn Koeppen said...

You are amazing. I am truly in awe of all of your beautiful finishes.

Gari said...

I really like your log cabin quilt top. I must remember that when I want to do another one. the borders look perfect.

Dawn said...

You are amazing!
Love the log cabin and good for you for changing the border and moving on. The HST's are perfect the way they are - I like them set that way.

merumo said...

Congratulations to the lovely finishes! I always enjoy BBD's stuff, but agree their design is huge. You managed it very well :) And I love the wall hanging. Are you going to send this back to your friend or getting keep for yourself?

Anna said...

They both look beautyful. The border on your chelsea quilt works out very wel!

Janet O. said...

Ah, Karen, two wonderful finishes. You must be so proud! They both look great! I'm really liking red and brown together!!

Lida said...

Both look fantastic, good you did finish them! Greetings
Lida

Lori said...

Lovely Karen!!
I especially love the brown/red combo!!

Sharon said...

You have produced two lovely quilts...love both of them! It seems you are always hard at work in that sewing room...or should I say hard at playing? Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Karen,
It is amazing how much work you get done and they are all really nice. These last two are both lovely. The header quilt photo is expecially nice, I think. You are quite a quilter!

*karendianne. said...

I just adore that house in the middle of the quilt. It's so unique and charming. Your 2nd quilt reflects your amazing appliqué skills. Moving along in my learning process I continue to respect and admire this work!!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your log cabin quilt turned out Gorgeous! I've been following your progress on this quilt for a few days now - WOW have you made great progress on it.

I love your Hearts, Chocolates & Flowers quilt too! The fabrics you've chosen - and of course the applique' are just stunning!

Libby said...

Two more beauties! I have the pattern for Hearts, Chocolates and Flowers - another in a long list of 'I'll get to it someday' *lol*

Anonymous said...

Love both of these, Karen! Congrats on the finishes.

Linda said...

I LOVE them both!!! Congrats on some gorgeous finishes!!

Karen said...

These are both wonderful - I'd love to see the house quilt in person - I bet it's beautiful!

Laura G said...

I just found your blog and I am so happy I did. Your quilts are wonderful and your posts informative Thanks for making my day a little brighter and colorful.

paulette said...

NO ONE appliques like you do, Karen!! I love them both!! Well done!
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Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt
congratulations
have a good day
josefina
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