Thursday, August 14, 2014

ufo almost done 3-4 years

finally on the almost done path. this was started when my daughter still lived in nashville. used a limited color pallet and tried to use just basic emb stitches. It was worked on a muslin base-4 large blocks. I added the navy border thinking it would set off the 4 blocks, but did not care for it. To help the border at first thought more yo yo's to frame the blocks or more crocheted flowers. With these two thoughts in mind wound up adding the green byzantine border strips in green (idea from gwen marston). When I laid yoyo's and crocheted flowers did not work at all ---this maybe the final version.
     The backing and binding are done but it needs more buttons sewn through to the backing to hold it's shape a little better. I machine sewed lines down the major seams to secure it but still needs a little more hand work.

kentucky quilt for george

George's mother passed away -i think it was feb anyway he sent a box of fabric she owned up hoping we would make him a quilt and one for his sister. This was almost done when i came to chicago so i hope to finish it when i get home. Have to finish so packing for the move can begin.

there were pillow panels in the box so added that as a center and did simple peicing around the block. Cut up one more pillow panel for the bird in the corner . The checked border was on the pillow fabric so cut it out and used it as one of the borders. All of the fabrics except a small amount are from his mom's fabric.

Hoping to make a scrappy star or basket quilt for his sister-but that will take a bit longer. It was nice to get away from all the hand work and use my machine again.

full view of nashville ufo

full view of quilt being held up. i think it will stay like this.


on a personal note=still in chicago. Nicole had surg on the 7th no more gall bladder and hopefully her tummy and eating problems will improve. Yanko bought a house on a land contract so will be moving in october or november then i very much want to go see my dad when the move is done. will be adding a couple of photos of the nashville crazy quilt which show a better view. I had yanko hold it up to take the pictures.

nashville crazy quilt 3-4 years??

Finally getting to the end of this project. This was started in Nashville when my daughter still lived there. Bought fat quarters so the color pallet is limited. The emb stitches that were used are only 3 or 4 of the most basic stitiches. The four panels are worked on a background of muslin, layered and machine quilted down the major seams. On the border just a loose wave of quilting stitches-enough to hold the light weight batting in place.
added a serpentine border to make the outside pop a little more. looked like it needed something but wasn't sure what. I was going to add yoyo's around the emb peices or more crochet flowers but they did not look right. this maybe the final look. Now am sewing on buttons to secure the blocks to the backing, since i only quilted the major seams lines. Just needs to be a little more secure. binding done, hanger on now buttons and done...