Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Some Finishes

I feel like I have my life back.  I’ve been semi-productive and it’s nice to have some time to myself again.

Here is my bright simple quilt done with my favourite Circle Lord Swirls

Modern Art 001

While Ben managed to stay out of this picture, I noticed his tuggy didn’t!

I love striped bias binding and decided to put stripes on the back too.

Modern Art 003

The colours look way off on the stripes, but you get the idea.  Here’s a close-up of the binding.

Modern Art 005

On Saturday I took a workshop on circular appliqué and I’m really pleased with my results.

Circular Applique 004

It’s about 16” x 16” and you quilt it as you appliqué – with a straight stitch.

Circular Applique 006

I really enjoyed doing this and can see more of them in my future.  We also got the pattern for a miniature Wedding Ring so that’s what I’m trying next.

I’m off tomorrow to a Shop Hop in the Niagara Peninsula.  There are only three stores, but they usually have nice patterns as a give-a-way. 

4 comments:

Deb Levy said...

They're wonderful Irene!

Rian said...

Very clever! I did one of those quilts the old-fashioned way (templates, piecing) and it was a real booger!

Rian said...

Oh, and congratulations on feeling like you have your life back! I know how that is! High five!

Mary said...

Both quilts look wonderful - the applique one also looks like an interesting technique although I'm not usually a fan of doing much applique myself.