Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hope quilt top

I finished my hope quilt top yesterday. I am going to do my quilt sandwich today and start machine quilting. I am pleased with the way it turned out. One of the many things I love about liberated quilting is that if your measurements are a little off you just add or cut a bit off. I used Tonya's tutorial on wonky hearts for the heart down at the bottom. My husband was off playing golf so I had most of the day to myself. If anyone has any suggestions on quilting please let me know. I don't have anything in mind yet.

I used one of the blocks I made at the quilt ret
reat for my color inspiration. This block is similar to one of Gwen's in her new book. It doesn't may not look like it but it is purple, orange and red.

Some of the ladies at the quilt retreat from Seattle use clothes from Goodwill in their quilts. It was
so cool to see how they use old jeans and shirts. One lady cut up corduroy jeans to use in her quilt. It gave the quilt such a nice look and texture.

Last night we went to my husband's high school class reunion. I won't mention how many years ago he graduated! It was fun to see how much some people have changed. Of course he had changed the least of anyone, at least that is what they told him!


quiltingnana said...

so glad to meet you on the web...I am so enjoying "retirement' and quilting.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Nancy, what a great quilt top! Love how you pulled it all together. Love that block you made too. Try the book Gee's Bend: Architecture of the Quilt. It's marvelous and it has lots of quilts made from corduroy (which just glows) and old clothes.

Anonymous said...

Liberated quilting... now I like the sound of that... no quilt Police!! Lx

em's scrapbag said...

I love the color in your hope quilt. It looks fantastic.

Mercy's Maid said...

I love the colors! Beautiful.

Cher said...

Tonya linked to you and I love your hope quilt- I am a liberated quilter too and find it such fun. I especially love the colors in your inspiration block...yummy