Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tulip Farm is bordered!

Here she is in all her glory! Put the 1½" inner border and the 6" outer pieced borders on today. Feels good to have the top done and I really like this quilt, so want to get it quilted sometime in the next couple of months!

Also finished the binding on the Argyle Sox quilt. This is from a pattern by Kansas Troubles Quilters. The little squares in the center are flannel and top stitched a 1/4" from the edge, so when it is washed, the edges will curl. I really like this quilt too -- think it's the colors!

Note to Jane: the Nickel Pinwheels are called that because the pattern was from the "Nickel Squares" book by Pat Speth. Nickel refers to the 5" squares that are used to make the blocks.

Also: "Buck a Block" is a Block Of the Month (BOM) from a local quilt store. The blocks are made using Thangles, which is a paper piecing tool for making half square triangles. Each month you pay a buck for a block, you put it together as per instructions, bring it back to the store next month to show you've finished it, and buy the next block. This is my finished block for April: (All of mine are using these Christmas fabrics -- which are also supplied with the instructions each month).

Gotta go start dinner! I'll be back later with a couple more pictures!


Finn said...

Tulip Farm is looking wonderful Joanne! So glad you got the borders on it. And wow to your "socks" quilt and the Buck're cookin' with gas for sure now!! Keep up the great work..Hugs, Finn

ForestJane said...

Thanks for the explanations. ;)

I'm so jealous of how productive you were today :P

Dawn said...

Your Tulip Farm is wonderful! Gorgeous! Fabulous! I'll be happy to take it off your hands if you want! And that Kansas Troubles quilt is awesome. I don't recall ever seeing one like that. I like that idea! And how fun making those quilts with the thangles! Can't wait to see it all done!

Jeanne said...

Hooray! Congratulations on finishing Tulip Farm!!!!
Jeanne :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, wow, wow! A finished Tulip Farm - it looks wonderful! I would put that beauty near the top of the "to be quilted" list - it is GRRRRrrreeat!