I've been on a tear to get as many quilts done before the beginning of May. Now I need to turn my attention to some of my own quilts because I have a BIG stack of my own quilts that need quilting. I love doing these because they are fast and I know that they are being used for a great cause. These are numbers 5 - 13 for 2014.
This one came from some block drive blocks where members make blocks from a specific pattern or kit. With this one Karen handed out kits for the blocks.
I tried something new on this one and I like it a lot. I did a softly curving line about 5" from the edge to start. Then I ran another line echoing it about a half inch away. About 5" further apart I stitched another softly waving line and echoed it too. Then I filled in the space with free motion spikes. This is a great motif for someone new to quilting. Echo quilting is something we all need to practice and the spikes are a great way to practice controlling the machine stitching on a diagonal.
This is another block drive quilt. Becky provided the pattern and color guidance. I think the blocks came together really well. The different shades of cream and gold make it more interesting than it would be in only 2 fabrics.
I'm not sure if you will be able to see this but I did half of the wavy cross-hatch in this one. So what you get is a big chevron. I love how it looks and will do more of this. The only problem I had with this quilt was that there are some really bulky seams and I broke THREE needles on this one quilt!
This is Estelle's and is the last of last year's mystery quilts. I love her color palette.
Wavy cross-hatch for this one, of course! I used a dark green thread and I like the extra color that it adds to the light areas.