Sunday, February 27, 2011
In my spare time... Finished the Lone Star!
I always have serveral quilts working in different stages. Some days I like to stand and make blocks or cut / sew applique... other days are meant for sitting and quilting. And since I quilt by hand, my quilts can take 6 months or a year to quilt. This one I've been working on in the background while I'm working on my Roseville applique. Everything is a very specific burnt orange color and features the Texas longhorn. This is a gift for my daughter's graduation from the University of Texas at Austin this May (so this one had a deadline!).
This is the second Lone Star I've made, but this one turned out even better - I think because the fabrics all blend so well. This quilt will not be a surprise to my daughter since that would be too hard given how long it takes me to finish a quilt... but I know she will be thrilled to have it.
Just thought I'd share this ... even though it is not a glorious applique design. Also finished another Roseville block today. I actually have a blister on my finger from finishing the binding on the Lone Star plus the finishes touches on sewing my 3rd Roseville block all in one day! I have to take a break - but it is hard to walk away.