This is the small one. It finishes at 22" square. I used charms for the color fabric, and lots of background fabric to go with it. I found the cornerstone and border/binding fabric in my stash. I had enough that it also went on the back.
Next is the smaller quilt. This one finishes at 8 3/4 inches square. I used a bit of a fat-eighth bundle I bought on a shop hop in May of 2013. I had to buy more background fabric, and since it is from Maywood Studios, I found it at my local quilt shop.
The half-square triangles in the churn dash are 1/2 inch finished. I also learned that by strip piecing my sashing units, I could work more easily with small pieces. I sewed a 2" strip of background to a 7/8 inch strip of red. Then I cut them into 7/8 inch segments.
Now for some catch up.
I had some fun with this customer's quilt. She didn't want a lot of quilting, and she wanted to emphasize the applique. I think this captured it pretty well. The border design is fairly new to me, but I've seen it a lot around the internet. Here is a close-up:
Then, the whole quilt:
This quilt was also for a customer. I really liked doing the pattern in the center of the yellow.
There was a lot of ruler work in both of these quilts.
Then, I also finished a quilt of my own. These blocks were part of a friendship exchange several years ago. They all finished different sizes, so they created a challenge to put them together. I put them together, then put the top away and forgot about it. This summer, I found it in the bottom of my batting scraps box. It had the backing and binding fabric with it.
Here is a close-up of the quilting. I really just tried to play and choose different designs as I went. It took me more time than I had planned, but I really like it.
I bought the backing fabric before I owned a longarm quilting machine. So, I had not purchased enough. But, I had purchased some fabric, just because, and it fit the other quite well, so I pieced the back like this:
I intentionally off-set the piecing so it wouldn't matter on the back if it wasn't centered.
Next, I finished our guild's mystery quilt last May, except I didn't want to do the applique. I toyed with the idea of coloring the fabric, after I had quilted the flowers into the quilt. My friend Lyn took it home and embroidered the flowers in and added yo-yos to the quilt. She brought it back just a couple of weeks ago, so here are the pictures.
Enjoy the pictures. I hope you are sewing. I try to every day, and some days are better than others. Are you working on Christmas giving? I hope to have pictures soon of my Christmas sewing. Until then...