Saturday, May 9, 2009

Some Finishes~Spring to Finish

Daisy Chain Gray! got my hands on a charm pack of daisy chain! Engineer daughter chose the border fabrics and gray for sashing~Sheri of A Quilting Life, helped me with the particulars of how to put this quilt together. I used a big quilting machine to quilt it,used a different method for the binding on this refreshing quilt. Daughter and husband are moving to Florida, I hope this quilt will fit right in down there by the ocean.




For this House Hot Pad, I followed Nanette's tutorial. I used two layers of insul-bright, which made the quilting a bit challenging. This was a birthday gift for a friend. I tried to use colors in her kitchen, I hope she uses it!
Paintbox blocks O Fransson is to blame for my 'involvement' in these fun squares. In constructing these, you trim the blocks at two different intervals. This is a technique I'd never done before. It sure guarantees accuracy.
I'll show more later when I can get some better pictures.


Take Care~~

17 comments:

Nedra said...

Don't all these blog friends give us so much inspiration? What a wonderful world we have all become a part of.

Judy said...

Beautiful!!! Just beautiful Diane. I am sure she will use the hot pad. I know I would.

Karen said...

Aw shucks, no table runner. Maybe I'm the friend that gets the hotpad. It's cute. The quilt is great.

littlebluecottage said...

Gorgeous work! I really like your blocks and the stripey border. NICE!

Tina

Nancy said...

Hooray for finishing projects! Have you decided how you are going to put the paint pox blocks together? Hope you can get over the burn out and "keep on keeping on".

amber_waves05 said...

Yes! I lurve it.

Karen said...

Burn out? On sewin', stitchin', and quiltin'? You can't burn out now that you've got a daughter with the bug.

angelabe said...

Bellissimi!! Veramente brava!!

AJ said...

The quilt is awesome and I love the squares!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your quilt is lovely. I am sad for you that your daughter is moving so far away. The square blocks are great. I love blocks all piled up ready to stitch together. And your potholder! I'm very flattered that you used the pattern. Thank you. It turned out so cute. I love how you put the rick rack in it. I'm going to have to sew it in the seam next time. Thanks Diane.

Debbie said...

where is that tutorial for the house hot pad? it is great!

Tonya said...

The quilt is great. It does look perfect for Florida. I would love to hear more about the construction of the paintbox blocks and the trimming technique.

Artfulife said...

Congratulations on winning the spring to finish challenge. Love your blog. You are one talented lady!

Rebecca said...

I really like those blocks! I am interested to know how you made them! Congrats on your Spring to Finish win!

Zarina said...

I love the Daisy Chain quilt. I too had purchased the FQ bundle and have yet to find the ideal pattern for it. Its will be kept out of sight for a while longer while I finish my Pumpkin Goes Wild quilt, the two Woodland Blossom quilts and the two children's lap quilts.

Cheryl said...

Wow, I love that quilt....great fabrics!

Amy said...

Beautiful! Love the quilts/blocks! The hotpad is awesome!