Monday, September 30, 2013

Back to the Indian Orange Peel

Two more units for the Indian Orange Peel 
 Three more units to go and the paper piecing is done!
Assembly is next
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Lydia and Matthias' quilt and another UFO finished!

Once upon a time, way back when, I participated in a fall exchange with my Hearts and Hands Quilt group.  I got as far as pinning my quilt together, but could not get it quilted before the deadline at our September 2009 meeting.  It has been sitting in my basket ready to quilt at a moment's notice.  We received an invitation to a wedding of a young friend, who has moved to PEI.  The wedding was in PEI, but they traveled East and had a reception here. I was contemplating what kind of quilt to make for them, when I came across this quilt which I thought would suit Lydia's tastes very well.  How handy was that to have it all pinned and ready to roll?  I machine quilted it and found some red solid in my stash that matched the red piping and it was actually finished 2 days before the wedding :-).

The fnished quilt

I quilted straight lines about 5/8" apart in the dark sections and leaves in the light rows

closeup of the leaves and lines

Appliqued oak leaves
The center got some loops 
It was very nice to get another UFO out of the basket and put to good use.