Posts tagged completed quilts
2012 was a crazy year for me. Our catering business really took off and I had almost no time to myself during the summer. After my crazy amount of finishes in 2011, I got a little burnt out on quilting and took somewhat of a break in 2012.
Here are the quilts I did manage to finish in 2012… (even if this post is a couple months late )
And finally, the Granny Squares Quilt
I have to say, I’m proud of the way my skills progressed over the year! I was extremely happy with how the last two quilts turned out. Here’s to more finishes in 2013!
I finally finished the Granny Squares quilt for my friend! I used the Blue Elephant Stitches tutorial.
My husband helped me get pictures of it The backing was from the huge stash of fabric I got from my mom last year. I still have a ton of this fabric! I machine bound the quilt in white. I really like the idea of using the same color binding as the background.
My friend loves cupcakes so I used a cupcake print for it I used variegated thread for the quilting. I quilted around the granny squares and then around the outside border.
She was married in July but I only finished it yesterday Better late than never I suppose! Isn’t finishing quilts inspiring! I kind of want to make another one now. If only I had the time
The quilt for mu cousin is finished! I used this Positively Perfect quilt pattern and a jelly roll of Cape Ann fabrics, among others, to make it. I tried to get some outdoor pictures of the quilt this time and I also messed around with the contrast and other settings in Photoshop, so maybe this time my pictures are a bit better!
You can see the quilting really well in this shot. I did a diamond pattern on the pluses and dots, and then lines on the borders.
The back was pieced together using leftover pieces from the two border fabrics on the front, and leftover pieces from the Jelly roll. I also had one more plus left over somehow, so I used that in the backing, too.
You can see the binding a bit better on this one. I used all the leftover stripey fabrics from the jelly roll to machine bind my quilt. I love that I can just grab a few strips from my Jelly roll to bind the quilt! Makes things so easy.
This “made with love” label was on one of the selvage pieces! How nice is that? So I added in my name and date to the label. Forgive the smudging… I want to keep things as anonymous as possible.