*gasp* Finished Projects!
Yes, it’s true. I’ve actually managed to finish a thing or two. But in true I’m-a-busy-mom fashion, I finished them with no time to spare.
My quilt guild had a mini-quilt challenge, and the quilts were due yesterday. We shared our quilts at our meeting, and they will all be displayed for a month or so at Whipstitch. It’s our first big-deal event! I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see everyone’s finished quilt.
The hand-sewn hexagon quilt was technically finished over a week ago with the exception of having to sew my name label to the back. But the flag quilt – ugh. I don’t know why, but what I thought would be a simple, no-brainer quilt seemed to be a project that just wouldn’t end. It is not my best work, not by a long shot. I am not happy with the quilting or the binding, but it’s done and overall, I like it. I think it’ll hang in the living room when it comes home. The binding, by the way, was sewn on to the quilt about an hour before I had to leave the house. I think the problem was it is the smallest binding I’ve ever had to work with. So here’s the two quilts I contributed:
My hand-sewn hexagon quilt, which is a classic pattern/technique modernized. Each piece was made using freezer paper ironed on to the fabric pieces (temporarily) and then sewn together. I originally wanted to make our bedroom quilt out of this design, but I found a design we like better. So I took what I had made and put together a mini quilt (it measures about 26″) which I will hang in the bedroom.
Back of the hexagon quilt. I found a cool tutorial and used it to make the frame of the quilt.
The Flag Quilt, which was inspired by a quilt from the “Pretty Little Quilts” book. This is the first time I used printable fabric (for the random graphics).
The border of the front and the backing are done in the repeating Pledge of Allegiance fabric, leftover from Aaron’s quilt I made last year. I love that fabric and glad I had a chance to use it again.