Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More binding-Finished Hidden Spools and My LaScala

A few sassafras leaves are handing on.

This has been a sad week. A lovely intelligent 23 year old women was killed in an accident. Her death is a reminder of how short life can be.  This quote seems especially relevant this week. 
"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."

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I have been following Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog and noticed that many of us have been very productive the last month, We been catching up, and finishing projects that have been hanging around over the summer. Everyone seems to be concentrating on finished up projects so they can devote full attention to  Bonnie's new Mystery. This first clue will be out this Friday. I'm concentration on quilts I plan to give as gifts this holiday season.

So I am no exception. I finished Bonnie's Hidden Pinwheels this month. I began this quilt in the spring when I attended Bonnie's Workshop. I really love this quilt. It is still scrappy but has only three colors: orange, white and blue. These are my nephew's  favorite colors. The quilt is a gift for him this Christmas. The quilt inspector says it passes inspection. Sandy Erwin did the quilting.
So my fabric is ready, rulers on handle.  However I have to work on Friday. There is visitation on Friday and funeral mass Saturday. I may only print the clue, not sure there will be time to work on it. But I will be looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing. I'll be caught up in no time.

Hidden Pinwheels

Hidden Pinwheels

The second quilt I completed is my own design LaScala. This is a gift for my husband's Aunt.  I called it LaScala because most of the fabric is from LaScala collections. the pattern is inspired by an Italian Ceramic floor. It was an easy quilt to put together.  I love the quilting Sandy did for this quilt. It really added some energy to the quilt.This quilt has already been put in the mail.

I followed Bonnie suggestion and ended up with lots of half square triangles that I used on the border.
I still have two quilts to bind before the year is over. Those quilts are staying home, so no hurry to get them bound. They will probably be a snowy winter day project. 

Sure makes things easy-half square triangles for a border.

quilting by Sandy Erwin

1 comment:

  1. You do so many nice projects. Sorry for your sadness this week. Like the quote.