Friday, January 10, 2014

Ten years later... A Finish!

Sunday I finished this sampler lap quilt. The blocks were started in a Saturday Sampler, the first one I ever attended. I posted about the top last week.

One block and a strip of braid had to go on the back. I was determined that all the pieces would be part of this finish. I took the finished quilt to school Monday and another teacher recognized one of the blocks. She said that she and her mom bought the block kit in 2003 or 2004 but had not finished it. I was surprised and delighted. I had forgotten when we started the sampler class.

The quilt above contains only half of the blocks we made in the class.
The quilt below was made from the other blocks a year ago. I put them together for a raffle at school.

This one has the blocks that were easier to line up and I added two borders. 
The backing is light blue.

One last photo of the new quilt's back. The flash helped a little, I think.

Feeling so good about completing these unfinished projects that I'm going to tackle the queen to king redo this weekend. Hope you have a great weekend!
Linking with Amanda.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year, New Quilt Finished!

Finished the binding this morning and so this is my first finish of 2014. I used fabric from my stash and lots of the Fabshophop fabric. Giant Log Cabin block was quick to piece.

The back is very different for me. Two half yards and one yard of Art Gallery plus a little strip that was also used on the front.

I wanted another quick finish, so I thought about these blocks from my oldest unfinished project. I hope to get it quilted before going back to work Monday. I made these blocks in the first Saturday Sampler class I took more than 8 years ago. I think my piecing skills have improved over the years. Some of the blocks were so wonky and I had to take apart some seams to square up the blocks.

Mr. M likes this top and I think I will keep it when it's done.

Hope you have some new year's finishes, too.