Well, there they are - the five quilts for my daughter's silent auction. Every one is quilted, bound, washed, dried, and photographed. They've been named, too - from left to right above they are Chocolate on My Mind, Memories of Maui, Summer Wreaths, Breakout Butterflies, and Springtime Susies. They are also in Nancy's possession now, and my sewing area is looking remarkably empty. I find that I don't like being "between projects"!!
Here are photographs of Memories of Maui, which was inspired by Ashley's beautiful quilt, Framed.
And here's my friend Tracy, who donated those fantastic Sunbonnet Sue blocks left over from her granddaughter's quilt that were used to created Springtime Susies. She wanted to see the finished quilt before it went to the auction, and I wanted to get her picture with it, since she played such an important part in the creation of this quilt!
The front came out really well - I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks, then quilted 1/4 of an inch out around the Sunbonnet Sues. The solid blocks have wavy lines stitched across them, and the yellow borders have the same wavy lines that intersect in the blue corners. I love the back of this quilt, too - lots of scrappy goodness! It was tedious sewing all those strips together, but I absolutely love the punch it gives this quilt! The center is a white on white panel, so the outlines of the Sues show up well. The back is actually as pretty as the front, in a different way - almost like having two quilts in one!
On a slightly different note, this morning I was trying to clean up a little bit and came across one of those 4x4 magnets that they attach to the front of phone books around here - usually advertising an attorney's office. I started to put it on the refrigerator, thinking all the while how ugly it was. Then I flashed on the can of spray adhesive I ran across yesterday in a cabinet, and the pad of scrapbooking papers tucked away in my desk.
Five minutes later, I had this:
And fifteen minutes later, I had this!
It looks like my next project will be a little quilt for Another Little Quilt Swap 4. I'm experimenting with some different kinds of designs - who know what will come out of this?! It's fun, anyway!! I'm already starting to think about doing a "process" blogpost....
Be sure to check out all the Friday finishes at Sew & Tell Friday!!