I had 3 October finishes...
This quilt using a deer panel, was one I started back in 2012. It was actually 1 of 3 quilts that were started when we purchased our big travel trailer. The trailer is gone, (Not the quilts though)... but this quilt has been waiting for it's finishing touches. I learned a new Free Motion Quilting motif which was really fun to do in the border. I practiced ruler work in the stars, and checkerboard switchbacks around them.
Approx 60 x 72, it now resides on Mike's recliner. He really needed a fresh quilt... His previous one had been well loved, and had kept him company through cancer surgery recovery, heart issues, and radiation. All back in 2011 - 2012. I'm happy to say that he is doing great! but he had literally worn through the back, which is the part he sits on to be more comfortable in the leather chair.
This is the repair work I had done to his previous quilt... No fading happened in the last 9 years.... LOL This quilt is still hanging around, and is one that we will use to cuddle with if we are sitting around the fire pit on a chilly evening.
The next finish was the first of at least 2 quilts for the 70,273 project. This quilt commemorates 60 lives. I had a great time practicing my free motion motifs on each block to make each one different.
I have enough blocks to piece a second quilt, which will be done soon. My goal is to have it pieced and quilted by the beginning of 2019.
I had fun practicing Free Motion Quilting in each block, and I used my ruler foot as well. This was my first attempt at doing feathers without a template to trace, or follow.
The first picture is a good view of all blocks, but its before i quilted the feathers and the border.
Just for fun, here are pictures of the other two quilts from this group.
In September, I also had 3 finishes....
I finished this youth quilt. It was started with leftover blocks from an appliqued baby quilt that were left hanging around. I pieced the top during a snow week sewing frenzy a couple of years ago, when I was attempting to round up some leftover projects. I practiced my new FMQ skills using a different motif in each different fabric section. These were blocks from Yellow Brick Road, but I added sashing to make it 45 x 60. This will be a donation quilt.
I also finished the second "Haystack Rock" Quilt. This is an almost twin to one I finished and entered in our quilt show last spring, but my step daughter loves Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast, and since she lives in Montana and doesn't get to see it often enough... I made one for her too!