Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cut-Loose Quilts

I quilted this Cut-Loose Quilt for Julie with the panto called Bubbles. The bright blocks with the yellow sashings are so bright and it puts me in the mood for spring.

Pink and yellow striped border.

The pink polka dot backing goes fantastically with the Bubbles quilting.

I had so much fun quilting this quilt and had to buy Jan Mullen's book Cut-Loose Quilts for myself. I made a few blocks and just as I started to put the blocks on the grass, the wind took up and a few drops of rain came down. All the blocks blew across my yard!

I am so ready for spring. My husband and I added new red bark in the garden. The 3 trees in our front garden got new leaves and these beautiful white blooms.

Lovely pink blossoms in the neighbour's garden.

Kim always enjoys making quilts using her old clothing and making her own patterns as she goes. I quilted this quilt for her which she made from old shirts and pants.

Close up of some of her blocks and the Deb's Swirls panto I used for the quilting.

It is always nice to see a quilt bounded after I had quilted it. Kim stopped by and showed me this quilt I quilted for her a few months ago.

A quilt always looks nicely finished after it gets the binding on.

Before I end this post, I just have to put in a picture of Max! Here he is, just sitting with his squeaky toy, even lazier than normal because of the rain coming in. You can also see that I started taking out some spring decorations for my coffee table.

Happy Quilting!


Micki said...

You have been a busy lady...that is a beautiful quilt!

Myra said...

What a bright a cheery quilt Julie made! Looks like a fun project! Have fun with yours! 8-)
It certainly looks like you've got your Spring already! Great green photos!
Happy stitchings!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's National Quilting Day...and you've been busy! Oh yes...Millie I think we are all ready for some warm weather. My trees are blooming here too! Soon my hummers will be back!

Linda said...

HI Millie, It is nice to see that the blossoms are coming out. Not here though some of my crocus are showing. Beautiful quilting,

Karen said...

What a full post! The yellow quilt is adorable. I haven't heard of that book, I'll have to look for it. It's got a great feel to it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to see your Cut Loose quilt finished Millie!

Barb said...

wow, love your quilts!!! Spring pictures!!

Muddling Through said...

Millie, you are SO right - that Cut-Loose quilt is just so bright and cheerful, it makes you feel like spring is here. And your quilting on it just enhanced it.

AverettLadyNana said...

Beautiful quilt! Your yard looks lovely and bursting with spring...ours is barely starting to spring up.

Zlaty said...

Hi Millie,

What a great new project you started! I love beterflies, too. I love tree's blossoms! Thank you for the lovely pictures!

HaPpy Sewing!

Jackie Russell said...

You have been busy! Lovely quilting. I wish our trees were as far along as yours. I'm so ready for Spring!

Mary said...

I love that book by Jan Mullins too.

The quilt from strips looks great also, really scrappy quilts are favorites of mine.