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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Folk Art Donation and Binding

I have finally finished this folk art wall hanging for our guild show next month. We are having a Chinese Auction and this is my donation. How I enjoy Red Wagon patterns, this is from the book Snowbound. This was actually a rescued block from a friend. All I had to do was add borders and quilt.
I struggled a little with the machine quilting. It's very fussy to go around all the applique shapes. I'm glad it's done.
I've been working on another project - I finished the quilting today. Here's the back. This is one of my go-to allover designs - I love it.
I tried something new in the inner border - turned out okay. I did a made up design in the outer border. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
What fun to work with Joanna's fabric line, Butterscotch and Rose!!
Going from folk art plaids to Butterscotch and Rose keeps me very interested :). I'm also still finishing up the hand quilting on the wedding quilt. Never a dull moment around here :). Tomorrow I gotta look for a job - :O. To qualify for Florida unemployment, you need to apply for 5 jobs per week!! I'm definitely going to have to psyche myself up :)!
But tonight, I'm going to be spending some quality time with this yummy quilt and some binding.
Until next time,
-Karen

4 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, how I like the Red Wagon angel piece. I hope it brings in lots of money.

Linda said...

It's great to see how much you're accomplishing, in between looking for work. I love your "go-to" quilting design. Just last night I was ready to start quilting a donation quilt and sat there trying to think what to do. I ended up just going to bed! Thanks to you, I think I have my next quilting design!

Stephanie said...

Love the rescue block and it also has a purpose. :o) I do love variety of fabrics. Your quilting is really beautiful.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilts are so lovely!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla (from Finland)