Wednesday, October 31, 2012


My "Magnolias" quilt is made from a kit that was given to me by a dear friend. It's the first quilt I've ever made from a kit, and I thought the fabrics were just gorgeous. Anyway, I finally got it quilted and the binding done, so here's the finished product:

Today I'll finish the binding on another quilt, and load a new one on the longarm to be quilted.

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Black Certainly Stars

Well, I've finally gotten some batting in, so I'm trying to catch up on getting my stack of quilt tops finished. I just got the binding hand stitched on my black Certainly Stars:

I've finished quilting my Magnolia quilt, and I'm doing the binding on that now. I also have another quilt on the longarm almost finished. I'll add photos of those when they are done.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hidden Wells

I'm back to doing flimsies and not much else lately. Things have been a little intense at home, so it's hard to concentrate much on my quilting right now. But, I'm keeping busy! I decided to give the "Hidden Wells" pattern a shot, to see if I liked it.
The first try, I chose two gold fabrics that were too much alike, so it didn't have the contrast on the main blocks that it should have had. Believe it or not, those are all "patriotic" fabrics, though it didn't turn out to look much like a patriotic quilt.

On the second one I decided to go further apart in colors.. didn't like that choice either, because face it.. I chose really ugly stuff for this, and too many pastel fabrics in the wrong places. (This pattern isn't as forgiving of ugly fabric as an old fashioned scrappy quilt is.)

Finally decided to do one queen size quilt top and call myself "finished" with this pattern. Still not crazy about the fabric choices, but at least it's done now! I had some pieces left from my strip sets ends, so I used those to make the pillow tuck at the top. I didn't have enough of the light fabric left to do more strips to stick with the pattern, so this was my best option for making the quilt long enough. I kinda like that idea, as it was a fairly creative alternative to a quilt that was not long enough on it's own.

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan