Quilting through the World Cup

I was glued to my TV for almost 5 weeks watching every single match of the World Cup. I thought it was wonderful. Many upsets, losers, winners, injuries and idiots. So many matches were nail-biters that I found I couldn’t just sit and watch. I had to do something else to distract me a little. Also, in the beginning, watching 6 hours of TV every day during the group stage was a bit too much sitting on the sofa. So I quilted, and quilted and quilted.

I finished hand quilting this one for my friend’s 65th birthday. It’s now in the mail. I can show it here because she is never on the computer.

made with Papillon by Moda. Quilted by hand in a shell pattern.

made with Papillon by Moda. Quilted by hand in a shell pattern.

the back

the back

the label

the label

I made two lap quilts for Halloween.

made with Boo Crew by Moda

made with Boo Crew by Moda with black on black background fabric

Boo Crew and polka dots for the background

Boo Crew and polka dots for the background

detail

detail

I made a Christmas quilt.

'Sentiments' by Moda

‘Sentiments’ by Moda

Sentiments-3

border detail

border detail

I cut and pieced three large quilts for myself.

1.  The Art Gallery fabric, (big blocks and sashing) was bought at Cool Cottons on SE Hawthorne in Portland. The Liberty of London,(used for the points), was bought at Bolt Fabrics on NE Alberta, Portland.

this one uses fabric by Art Gallery and Liberty of London

this one uses fabric by Art Gallery and Liberty of London

Art Gallery-4

Art Gallery-5

2. This star pattern was made with Papillon by Moda.

Papillon-9Papillon-113. This quilt was made with Fig Tree fabric. I don’t usually use these colors for myself,  but I love how it turned out. It reminds me of orange creamsicles.

Fig Tree Tapestry-2

Fig Tree Tapestry-3

I also made a quilt and something else for a friend’s baby, but can’t show them right now because she DOES look at the web. I don’t want her to see it before her baby shower on August 16th. I’ll show it later.

Of course, now I have to put them on the floor and baste them before I hand-quilt them. I need another marathon TV event to finish all these.

(most of the fabric was bought at Holly Hill Quilt shop in West Linn, Oregon. The quilt fabric from Fig Tree was bought at The Sisters quilt store in Chehalis, Washington)

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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