Yup, I’m bragging a bit. Tooting my horn and Terry’s too! I got this back and bound and it’s hanging in my bedroom.
Sharp Dressed Man was pieced last year. The circles are made from neckties that have been sewn to a foundation and then pieced into the backgrounds. Those backgrounds are shirts. There are over 216 ties that were used in this quilt. Each of the circles has 24 pieces. Of course you will see smaller pieces of the same ties in another project in the works. “Waste not want not”. I also bound it with neckties. Terry Burris quilted this for me and I couldn’t be more smitten.
My Smart Dressed Hubby making sure My Smart Dressed Man is hanging straight. Photo to the right is block detail. If you think you might like to make your own and need some neckties, I have bags of them for sale at VintageVaCouple on Etsy.
Aromatic is a quilt from a book I bought from Nancy’s Notions after watching an episode one Sunday morning. It’s a lovely book and you will probably see at least one more quilt from this book in the future. The book is Rainbow Quilts For Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier. A few months ago I made Fretwork from this book. What I loved about this pattern was the simple construction, the scrappiness without being chaotic and how generously sized each block is. The backing is from American Quilters Society and it is perfect for this project (so perfect I wish I had bought more). The quilting Terry Burris did on this is gorgeous without being intrusive. I adore this quilt.
These were not on my UFO or Finishalong list but I just had to make them. These adorable Holiday Stars are wonderful for the tree, packages, and to decorate a wreath. And they are not just for Christmas, think wreaths, package add ons. I’ve seen a few with some fabulous machine embroidery and they are pretty fancy. See more at Poorhouse Designs on Facebook. If you can’t find the pattern at your local quilt shop give a shout out to Kris Poorhouse.
That’s all the progress I have for now.
What’s under your needle?