Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The binding is on, just needs a label!

Finally this UFO is finished. I have to make a label, the easiest part, but other than that, it is finally done. The photo is blurry, something my camera has decided to do no matter the settings, so I need to get out the instruction book.


Anyway, I started it about the fall of 2004, got stalled, but decided no more quilts until this baby is done. There are nine DJ blocks (4 and 5 of two patterns), the four corners in the original DJ design, and all 52 triangles, only in two basic colors. I quilted it with swirls that are like the swirls in the darker fabric, not realizing it until after doing a few, and did basic outline/echo around the pieces in the triangles. The binding went on machine on front, by hand on the back because of that angled edge. Oh, I am happy!


I also finished this little class project, a small one doing various methods for landscape quilts only little, like each postcard 4" x 6" or so. (Sorry for the error before editing) The quilt is 13 x 22 or so. It is quilted heavily in the borders, mostly because I felt like it and the fabric suggested it. The sample the teacher brought to class had a few simple landscapy lines, and that would have looked good too. This one also needs a label, so technically isn't finished, but close enough. 

7 comments:

Joan said...

The quilts look lovely Elsie..quilting too... Those two colours go so well together.

sewkalico said...

Well done Elsie. Your quilts look great. The binding must have been very interesting to do with all those edges!!

Kathie said...

love the landscape quilt , very creative !
The DJ quilt is really nice too, I like the way you did the border.
Kathie

Twila Grace said...

Oh goodness, the nearly-finished piece is really nice. After the years have passed it must feel good to have it done. The landscape piece is lovely. Is it for you, or are giving it away, or selling it?

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulations on the finishes! Feels good, doesn't it? They are both kind of different and therefore really interesting and fun to look at.

Cindi said...

Elsie, this DJ triangle quilt is amazing. I love the look and the originality of the design! You may have procrastinated on it, but I think the procrastination resulted in a beautiful quilt that would not have been designed had you been in a hurry. This one is definitely show-worthy! Seriously. Enter it in a show. It should be seen!

Margo in Maine said...

Exquisite...that is my only word...wow!!!