Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just for Fun!

Yep - we're all still alive over here. I've just been too busy reading blogs to update my own.
I've recently found a couple of new blogs and I've had a great time looking through them....AND they're both hosting giveaways right now. Check them out if you're interested!

These are some of the things that I've been busy working on:

This is a mini wall hanging quilt I made for fall. It was my first time trying applique....and now I'm not so scared. The pumpkin, stem and bird are all appliqued and it only took me the length of one movie. I really experimented with the machine quilting on this one - lots of swirls and loops. I didn't like the quilting at first - but now I think it's fine.
This is another mini wall hanging quilt - for July, obviously. We have been working on this quilt in our church's Quilting Group. I machine quilted this in straight lines.
This next one is a baby quilt - front and back. I figured out the pattern by looking at a picture of this quilt online. I added a strip of pieces to the back which I love. I free motion quilted this with loopy daisies in each block....I really love how it turned out.
This quilt I made for Julius. I hand quilted stars in each block and hand quilted around each block. I love the orange batik binding.

I just started Henry and Hudson's quilts. I'm using Riley Blake - All Star. I'm going to use the funky pinwheel pattern again.