Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring and quilt tops

Spring is trying to arrive, we've had gorgeous warm days, than some wet snow...so I am still sewing! I finished two tops. Now have a lot to quilt. I have six queen size that I made this winter and my little mid arm just doesn't handle them very well. So today I'm travelling 50 miles to a local quilt store to learn to use their longarm. Hopefully all works well and I'll get the big ones quilted. The little ones I can do on mine, no problem. Here are the last two tops I finished.
First up is Judy Neymeirs pattern Summer Solstice. Sure wish I would have added some yellow to my palette.
The next finish is a log cabin from the Spring 2015 Primitive Quilting magazine. I added some extra logs to make it queen size. The applique is wool and hand stitched. This one is all from my stash, as I continue to use up stash this year. 
I am also working on my first Dresden Plate. I won a box of 40 Rowan fat quarters so dipped in there to make the plates. Just winging it and don't have a pattern to follow :) Here are the Dresden plates up on the design wall
 I am just working on the corner units ....I think I like it so far.
So you see a delayed spring is ok as I am getting a lot of sewing done. Now I must organize and get myself up the hiway for my quilting lesson. I am going to quilt a log cabin one today.  Hope you are having  a wonderful spring too :)


Margaret said...

Rhoda, the applique log cabin takes my breath away! It's quite simply, beautiful! I don't know of "Primitive Quilting" magazine and might just have to track it down.

Kevin the Quilter said...

This is stunning work Rhoda! I am so sorry I am so far behind! I hope you enjoyed learning how to use the long arm? I am going to buy me one someday!