Sunday, March 18, 2012

WIP!

Lovely to chat - my goodness! it has been sooo long ago - oh well, I can blame it on the heat again. Let's hope today turns out to be a nice sewing day. I have a two quilts very close to a finish and a new start!The above and below - a vintage quilt inspired by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts! Now something is not right - I have developed my own measurements as I want to do big-stitch quilting - yes, again! - there's not enough oomph! so I am going to throw in a few Liberties hoping to give it some zing.

Like this gorgeous Liberty that my Girlfriends! made for me when things were going rough - it is a bit of a hard act to follow, lol! As you can see binding is in progress and all being well I will exhibit in our QuiltWest in May. Awww! My baby Alice on her quilt - one of the very oldest I have.
Another binding in progress - and all being well it will go into the show, too. I have had such fun with every aspect of this quilt - hence the desire to big-stitch quilt. I'm not too sure about all the thickness where those Prairie Points go under the binding - it would be a bit sad to have to remove them.

Enjoy what is left of your weekend - there's a nice little breeze around here, so fingers crossed!

13 Lovely People said ...:

Maree: said...

Happy Birthday Lurline...Love what you have been making...
Hope you have a Great Day!!
cheers

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Lurline...have a lovely day.!
Love the quilts..

Cynthia said...

I can hardly wait to see the finished result!

Richard Healey said...

Love the elephants.

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Sue said...

I hope you're having the bestest day, I still love those elephants!

Julie Fukuda said...

Great to see your projects so close to finish. I was thinking about you just yesterday and wondering if you were OK.

Janet said...

Happy special day to you Lurline! I love your projects and two finishes isn't too shabby. I love the romantic look of the new one. Love, love the convergence quilt from your last post too.

baukje said...

I love the big stitching on the elephant quilt,so cute. The liberty is also beautiful I never used it for a quilt. And you are right , the new project needs a bit of color.....
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Sew Create It - Jane said...

I look forward to ssing your project inspired by Red Pepper...the fabrics you chose are wonderful!

Kathie said...

oh I just love the quilting on the elephants and the prairie points are just fun.

this new quilt is just so pretty, beautiful fabrics, keep going!
so happy to see you quilting again
Kathie

Carla said...

It sounds like we share a birthday week! Hope it was a happy one! I like what you have going here...especially the elephants....so cute.

Liz said...

THe elephant quilt looks soft and cuddly. What kind of batting did you use in it? So cute!

maria said...

Love this little elephant quilt.