Recent Quilt Finishes

I have been on a roll to try and make a dent in my stacks of unfinished quilts. I don't think I'll ever get them all done (I have at least 3 dozen or so). But here are 3 of my recent finishes (last week) that I enjoyed completing. All were quilted on my Handi Quilter Sweet 16.

I made this quilt several years ago. I love making these tilt blocks using my own template set (Arrowheads) which are the same angle as Darlene Zimmerman's Tri-Recs. I've been making my tilt blocks for about 20 years.
Cream and Sugar Tilted Squares: 47" x 51"
Notice that I didn't use a single piece in the border. That's because I only had scraps from the remainders! I cut rectangles and squares and even extended the sashings into the border. I call this really making do!

Next is a quilt that began in Paris, France in April 2001. My husband and I were on our way to Spain to visit our daughter who was studying abroad. I visited a quilt shop and bought the center toile panel. Not sure if it was made in France, but it certainly has that personality, doesn't it?

I put this together about 15 years ago for a borders workshop, to show how you can create compensating strips between a center and some pieced units so you are working with "normal" numbers. I think some child will enjoy this (40" square).

Memories of France 2001: 40" x 40"
And the final quilt is one pieced several years ago using my own Spikey Star pattern, paper pieced. This block is a whopping 30" x 30". That means those four spikey units are 10". How I miss my large format printer. Gotta get another one soon.

Blue Spikey Star: 40" x 40"
I just quilted a small quilt this afternoon which awaits the binding. I have another one layered and sitting under the needle of my HQ Sweet 16. And I'm piecing a backing for yet a 3rd quilt which will also be quilted this week. I did a tutorial on it a few years ago using the Forest Parade collection by Windham. The next time you'll see it, it will be quilted.

Dancing Squares using Forest Parade by Windham Fabrics
Hope you enjoyed the show. Now I'm off to cook dinner!


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