Friday, 15 April 2016

Pick Your Size

This past week I quilted two Lone Star quilts for friends.  One was made using 2 1/2" strips with 1' sashing.  Working in the smaller scale is a bit of a challenge, but Joan was up for it.

This little beauty finishes a little over 40" square.  The plan is for this to be a wall hanging.

Barb's quilt was made with 4" strips and 1 1/2" sashing.  Add a couple of borders and it finishes at 93" square.  What a difference the strip size makes!

Both quilts have a bit of my doodle quilting on them.

I often take pictures of the corner quilting at the top so that when I get to the border at the bottom a couple of days later, I can remember what I did.  Saves having to roll the quilt back on the longarm to check.  I've had to do that a time or two.

My Splendid Sampler blocks are coming along.  I'm using whatever scraps I have hanging around my cutting table.  The little dots on the quilt shop block is so old I don't even remember where it came from.  I'm struggling a little to get caught up on the blocks from my last holiday.  Oh well, I can only do what I can do!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday.


  1. Beautiful Lonestar quilts and quilting! I love your Splendid Sampler blocks. It tickles me to hear you just use whatever scraps are laying around on your table. That's my MO, too!

  2. Well done Joan & Barb!!! Stunning. Quilting is lovely and a wonderful finish
    Bravo Ladies����

  3. Oh to get mine finished.... I need a kick in the butt.
    Beautiful job again Linda. I'm making my SS blocks with no rhyme or reason my theory is if they get done that's a bonus... I was on a roll but seem to have hit a rut in the road.

  4. digital photography----one of my favorite quilting tools!

  5. The lone star is always beautiful. Well done!

  6. It is interesting to see the difference in use of strips for different sizes of the same quilt.
    Your sampler blocks are coming along well.