Friday, July 20, 2012

Ta Da! Another top done

 

These two blocks were done for the Comfort Quilt Bee I am part of.  Making them was an interesting process.  They have quite a few pieces to keep track of and points to match.  I like how they turned out.  It would be interesting to have an entire quilt of these, but given how long each one took me, it will be a while.
I did, however, finish up the shirt quilt which I have officially named Prairie Fusion.


During the entire process, I kept thinking about pioneer women using the scraps of worn out clothes and left over from making new shirts and dresses.  I did a bit of that, but put them together in a more liberated way with the wonky crosses.  Thus the fusion part of the name, which Tom came up with. I also added some plain patchwork squares in two sizes just for variety.  The finished top measures 57" x 54".  Now I can add it to the growing pile of tops I have to get quilted. 
I have gathered fabric for a few backings, but still need more.  I am not that fond of working on pieced backings. I also need to get some thread.  These things are not in the budget right now, but I still have plenty of scraps and fabric on my shelves to keep making tops.  I even have some new fabric I have won in drawings but not used.  I was also recently gifted some beautiful batiks that I want to use.  They would be great for the ribbon star blocks above.  Hmmmm.
The next three weeks will be very busy, but I will try and get some quilting and blogging done.  In the mean time, I hope you all are enjoying your summer.  Joyful quilting, everyone!


10 comments:

Lisa said...

Love those bee blocks! And your shirtings quilt is wondeful, I really like the border, it gives the center a pop.

Impera_Magna said...

Ooooo... I love those blocks! Fascinating!

Congratulations on finishing your Prairie Fusion quilt top! It looks great!

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, Miki, I love the blocks, but I just can't take my eyes off Prairie Fusion!! It turned out fabulously!! So much movement..... Whoop whoop!!!

LynCC said...

Whoa! Prairie Fusion is so cool. What a successful blended effect of traditional and modern. WHoop, whoop!

grapes and hearts said...

Whoop whoop! Love your Prairie Fusion Quilt Top and it's name, too! I should ask my husband to keep his worn out business shirts for me. Your quilt is proof enough that one can turn old shirts into a new beauty!

Venus de Hilo said...

Miki that Prairie Fusion top has turned into quite a beauty! Love the plain border row of squares, it complements the center beautifully.

Nifty Quilts said...

Prairie Fusion is prairie fabulous!! Great job, Miki. Can't wait to see it in person.

Sharon said...

Your bee blocks are gorgeous! But your Prairie Fusion top just really makes my heart skip a beat! I love how you've used the plaid shirts! I think the crosses are fun, and the border and the inner 4-patches set them off nicely. Good job! It looks so cozy - makes me want to snuggle it!

sheila 77 said...

This quilt looks just right and it looks cosy.

Sharon said...

Those stars are great, are they from a pattern? The prairie fusion quilt is a beauty, too. Isn't it fun to experiment with different styles?