Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Few Finishes

Yesterday I managed to take a couple of pictures of some finished quilts after I sewed down the bindings and washed them finally!!  The top photo is of a bento box quilt I started way back in 2006 or 2007??  I bought them online and had them to Michigan while I was visiting home.  I felt like I had discovered a gold mine when Joel Dewberry came out with his first fabric line.  I remember telling one of my fabric stores back in Michigan that she should stock his fabrics (she had a more modern style shop) and that they would be a big hit!  She had never heard of him.  Ok, it's crazy, but I haven't been back home since that trip so I wonder what her shop looks like today.  I'm sure she's heard of him by now.  I just remember the pure thrill of first seeing that fabric in person.  Oh my!!  And now it's a quilt--finally.  I am sending this one to my dad.  I really love the bamboo leaves quilting pattern that I used--it suits the quilt well.

The second quilt is also one started long long time ago.  It's from a Moda line called Climbing Jacob's Ladder.  So, of course I felt inspired to use the fabrics to make a Climbing Jacob's Ladder design.  The quilt looks civil war, but I really do like it.  I love the pop of blue!  My husband likes this quilt a lot so I believe since it has no specific home that it will stay with us for a while.  I quilted this one with an all over feather design--this was only the second quilt I did on the long arm, but I didn't have any issues luckily.


Michelle said...

Ooooh! I can't decide which one is more gorgeous.

Annie said...

Both quilts are so lovely! How good it must feel to finally have them both finished. Good for you.

Mama Spark said...

So tell me what the name of the shop is and I will go take a trip and get some photos for you!!

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