Two big finishes just before the holidays--
Broken Dishes was #3 on my '17 in 2017' list. It's the result of Barb V's block swap in August 2016. I came up with this design and really had to concentrate to keep the blocks going in the right directions.
I was one of 40 swappers in the 'Civil War Group Swap.' Keeping to a red theme each person made 2 blocks for a total of 80. Everyone sent their blocks to Barb who did her magic and returned 80 to each of us. Thanks, Barb, for a fun swap!
Barbie longarm quilted it in a wonderful all-over leaf pattern. It was the perfect choice for this quilt.
For some reason I wanted to put a paisley print on the back and wouldn't you know I found this one on sale at our local quilt shop.
My solution to piecing and matching the print on the back was to turn under 1/4" and then top-stitch it down rather than sew a conventional seam. It actually worked quite well.
My other finish is Friendship Harvest inspired by our guild's Disappearing Nine Patch block-of-the-month.
I had quite a stash of fall-themed fabrics . . .
. . . and enough fabric for the sashing.
Barbie quilted this one in a charming pumpkin vine pattern.
The back with the last of the fall fabric. What small pieces I had left I gave to the guild for their 'drop and shop' table which is where I bought the tan-striped fabric last year :)
I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner. I've got most of my shopping done, do you?
I just discovered my Scrappy Squares quilt top with stars leftover from the Stars In A Time Warp SAL is on Barbara B's Civil War Quilts blog today :) Thanks, Barbara!
Have a great week!
Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer