Thursday, February 14, 2013

Block Swap Adventures

Over two years ago when I really started blogging and quilting heavy I came across Block Swap Adventures. I have made many wonderful blocks. Visited with some great people and one grouch. I have collected 27 blocks in the wonky star pattern. I love each one of them. Some I received from some very cool far away places. Sticking to my plan of finishing some stuff I broke out all of the blocks and made them into two small quilts. They are so fun!!

I am not sure yet what I am going to be doing with them. I was thinking about donating them but I might just keep these for the house. I am going to be shopping tomorrow for fun fabric to add one more border. I want to find some very bright colorful fabric. Then use black for the binding. So then I can add these to the very tall pile of finished tops. 


Friday, February 8, 2013

Quilt Top Finishes

In the quilt group I started a few years back, PQA, our project that we worked on as a group was a block swap. This was the block I picked out. I found it on Quilters Cache. The name is Arrowhead Puzzle. I love orange and red so I came up with this layout.
I received 24 blocks. I made another 18 blocks to make it big enough to fit my Queen sized bed.
I added a small border of red, medium border of orange, and a bigger border of black. I have lots of black left so I will make some shams after it is quilted. 

Because I am working on some older projects and I had orange on the brain I brought this bad boy out. I started working on it about 7 years ago or so. I used my serger because it was out ans serged the whole center. 
I did not remember how far I had gotten. Well after I laid it out all I had to add was the borders. WHY did I stop? LOL!
Here it is with the borders!

Another quilt we were working on in PQA was this wall hanging. I decided not to add the outer border with 
embroidered words. I just like this simple brown border. I love this quilt. It is so cute and fun. Now that I am done I wish I had done the background in black. Oh well!!