Saturday, January 24, 2009

Another Oldie!

Another oldie! I hand-pieced all the Mariner's Compass blocks and then appliqued them to to the quilt, then hand-quilted it. The floral border has a cable design quilted on it - a bit lost in the pic, but nice in real life. This is a cuddly, utility quilt, always on our bed, though I must admit it is being kicked off a bit in this hot weather!

Above - Angela's Raggy Quilt - I'm still on a mission and off to continue sewing soon! I didn't have a lot of joy finding the perfect binding fabric yesterday - lower fabric, from my stash may work - don't think I like the orange up top!
Nice to know a lot of you really make use of the Hera marker, too - a great little tool for marking quilting lines like this!
New on my sidebar! Mel has had a makeover - click the button to see what it is all about and pop over to see her!
No little children today, so off to sew!
♥ ... Happy Weekend ... Hugs ... ♥

20 Lovely People said ...:

Julie said...

Hi Lurline, the raggy quilt I made last year I did a couple of rows of stitching about 1/2 inch in from the edge (or same as seam allowance you are using) and then snipped the edge the same as the rest of the quilt. It looks fine, I can e-mail some pics if you want to have a look.

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hi Lurline...this oldie is absolutely gorgeous...how beautiful, I love Mariner's Compass, something that is not seen too often these days...Happy Sewing Saturday to you...Dzintra

Mildred said...

Lurline - the Mariner's Compass is so pretty. Hope you enjoy your time sewing.

Maree said...

Love your Quilt and all hand done...what a Gem.!! love the way DD's quilt is coming along and I actually like the Orange for the binding I think it brings the Orange out in the blocks...just my Opinion...have a Great Sewing Day..you have it done by the 27th...
cheers

Kerri said...

Wow the quilt is coming along beautifully. I have just finished putting the binding on mine. Hope to get a pic today. Your DD is going to love it. Well done. Your oldie is a goodie. It looks great. You have been working so hard. Enjoy your children free day and happy sewing

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

PS...am so pleased you have accepted the award!!!

Christine said...

I like the bottom one for the binding.
Lurline I find it easier to snip as I go, otherwise you will have all the snipping to do at the end, also there are small spring loaded scissors from Birch on the market (about $12) they have a good piont and it makes the snipping easier.

cheers
Christine

Julie said...

hi lurline,
your mariner's compass quilt is delicious! i've never tackled one yet...plan to in the future though.
your daughter's wuilt is coming along beautifully. i'd definitely go for the bottom fabric for your binding. it seems to tie it all together well.
enjoy your sewing day!
julie x

Shari said...

I didn't think raggy quilts got bound. I thought they got clipped like the rest...

Maggie A said...

Love, love, love the Mariners Compass.

Julia said...

Oh, just beautiful, gorgeous!
I've never done a Mariner's Compass, I love yours.
Angel's quilt is looking lovely, yes the bottom binding is my choice..
Hugs Julia ♥

loulee1 said...

Your Mariners compass quilt is beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

Bernadette said...

Just love your "oldie" Lurline, beautiful!

Sonnja said...

Your Mariners compass quilt is beautiful!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Quiltplay said...

Hi Lurine
This is a beautiful quilt. Did you paper piece the compasses. I love to check your blog; thank you for sharing!
Janine

Cornfield Quilter said...

You are unbelievable, your quilts just get better and better! I absolutely LOVE the Mariner's Compass Quilt above! I wish we lived closer so I could quilt with you. :D

Kristie said...

You always amaze me with your beautiful quilts! I love them! This one is truly beautiful!
Kristie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Angela's Shaggy quilt is looking good Lurline...love your oldies, lots of work in that one..your grand daughters bought a smile to my face....

Mel said...

Love, love love these quilts!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the fabric in the rag quilt. So darling. And the other quilt - a work of true art!