|Star and improv block quilts|
I finished the Casual Star quilt last week. And this week, I finished the improv block version.
|Back of quilt -- hard to get a photo around here without a dog in it ...|
I used REALLY tight meandering quilting on this one ... over 20 bobbins worth! I really love the effect that the tight quilting gives.
Once again, the back ended up too short (a habitual problem around here) ... hence the additional of the yellow strip. The quilt by the numbers:
- Blocks are 12.5" each
- Sashing is 2.5" strips
- 24 blocks -- 18 prints and 6 solids
- Gray solid on front is Kona Ash
- Back is Kona Ash and Kona Coal with some of the solid piecing.
- Finished quilt is 53" x 78"
- Meandering quilting with light gray thread
This one is for my sister-in-law who will be graduating from college this fall ... hats off to this amazing woman who's done a fabulous job raising her 13-year-old daughter (for the first 8 years virtually on her own) and who took advantage of the opportunity to go back and get her degree over the past 2 years while her husband was off fighting a war ... Congrats D ...
A little bit of disappointing news on my end this week. We're off to Victoria, BC for my husband to run the 1/2 marathon. I was supposed to run an 8K in prep for my first 1/2 marathon coming in November. But it now looks like I am nursing a stress fracture (maybe 2) and won't be running again anytime soon ... oh well ... maybe more time for sewing ;-)
All the best and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!
All the best