Friday, April 17, 2015

Painted Cats of Sorrento

 2015 Finish-Along
19. Kitty Wedding Ring

The Laurel Burch fabric reminds me of the painted ceramics of Sorrento, Italy.


Here are some photos of the process. 
I have not had a chance to measure or photograph the whole quilt at this time 
so more details will eventually follow . . .


This quilt was started in a class with the Narragansett Bay Quilters Guild, 
East Greenwich, RI in 2008. I can't believe it was that long ago. 
Of course the only way I know the date is my Quilty friend Peggy-doodle, 
who also took the class, finished her project and has a label to provide the date in question. 
Thank goodness for friends that don't judge.

The class was taught by a wonderful quilt artist here in RI. 
After the class I just packed up all the fabric, brought it home and promptly forgot about it 
- for about 6 1/2 years! Then the same instructor was gathering a UFO class - 
the premise - bring a quilt you want to have finished and if you succeed, 
you receive 1/2 the class fee back. 

EUREKA - not only the motivation to finish the quilt - 
but also the quilt artist  to show me what to do! 
At the start, I was just hoping to get 9 rings together for a wall hanging 
but the bits a pieces started to come together and I was having too much fun to stop. 
It grew to 5 x 7 (35 rings). 


The quilt is finally finished, except for the label and a hanging sleeve 
 for a local show in September - but of course there is plenty of time for that.  
The backing is flannel so it'll be nice and warm for these crazy New England winters. 

Finally a finish to link up with 

Confessions of a Fabric Addict at
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Finish A Long - 2nd quarter

The list has been adjusted for this new quarter but still remains long:

1. Wool Quilt - the center is sewn together. Now I am trying to design a border.


 3. No additional progress

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7. No additional progress

8. This is now a quilt top. Not sure if it will need borders.

  9. No additional progress

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11. No additional progress

12. No additional progress

13. So very close. Binding to finish and needs a label.

 14. No additional progress - although I did buy an additional print to use!

15. No additional progress

16. Top is finished - still not sure of any borders.

17. Pieces have been cut down to size and are ready for the design wall. 

That's about all there is for now. I'm sure there are some hiding - they may appear in the next quarter link up with On the Windy Side.