Loose Threads: Just Unfinished Tops

Friday, August 8, 2014

Just Unfinished Tops

Here is the next box, and sadly there are no unfinished quilts.....all UFOs.  This first one is Shakeskpeare in the Park.  It is in The Creative Pattern Book by Judy Martin.  I made this one for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding.....I'm embarrassed to tell you that it's older than a decade.



In this photo, the colors look more realistic.  This is Tiki my quilting assistant.



Here is another of the Northcott flower of the month table toppers.  I believe this one is the same pattern as you saw in the last post except that I've used Christmas fabrics.



I participated in an Amish block swap many years ago at a Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana.  These are my blocks from that swap.

This quilt is made up of second Saturday blocks.  This is one of those deals where you buy the first block for $5 and if you can get that block done and take it back to the store before the sun rises (or thereabouts) on the first Saturday of the next month, that block kit is free.  If you don't get there in time, then you can get the next month's block kit for $5.  There are extra blocks available for sale (of course).  I remember my friend, Pam, and I meeting at the store and buying these blocks.  



I drew this Valentine String Heart quilt in EQ5 and posted it in a Valentine's post here.  These are string blocks.  There are 48 blocks total:  40 blocks that are half red and half white; 2 blocks that are all white/background; 6 blocks that are all red.  The blocks in this quilt are 8" finished.


That's all I found in this box.  I am going to have to come up with a plan to finish some of these quilts.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

18 comments:

Janet O. said...

You've got some really nice tops here. Love that first one--and several others, for that matter. : )

Karen said...

Several years ago, I thought seriously about making the Shakespeare in the Park quilt. Never did. Your version....wonderful!

Chantal said...

Beautiful work all of them! I've always admired Shakespeare in the park and last month, I bought a book from Fons and Porter and guess which pattern is has? Yes, that's right but it is called Jewel of the Prairie, still signed Judy Martin. I am so happy! I love your choice of colour for it. GORGEOUS!! And Tiki is a very beautiful model too. Thanks for sharing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All are so lovely...I do love the first one....

antique quilter said...

OH I sure hope you finish the quilts, LOVE that first one but the heart string quilt has my attention! I may have to whip one of those up!
thanks for sharing your ufo/wip
sure hope your enjoying your new home and getting settled in nicely
Kathie

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What gorgeous quilts in progress! I have to admit, though, that the SitP has my full attention! Love it!

Me and My Stitches said...

Another fun box! I always say that there are stages of "finished". This is stage 1!

Chantal said...

Hi LuAnn
That was a box full of beautiful quilts! I just love your quilting assistant. I have two of those! Tiki is a beautiful cat.

scraphappy said...

Good luck with the finishing. Looks like you will have some beautiful quilts to enjoy when you finish.

Evelyne said...

good luck with the finishing of this beautiful quilts.

Karen H said...

What a great variety of quilt tops you have. I especially like the Amish quilt - lovely border on it! All of your UFOs deserve to be quilted. Too bad your assistant doesn't have an opposable thumb so she could be of more help!

Raewyn said...

An interesting - and lovely- array of ufos LuAnn...will they go back into hiding or are they being lined up to finish? :-)

Cattinka said...

All of these beauties deserve to get finished soon, and it should not be a problem with that busy helper on your side.
KATRIN W.

doitrightquilter said...

Shakeskpeare in the Park is striking. Very pretty. Fun looking back at a quilt and being able to remember where you were at the time, etc. You are having just too much fun.

Jen said...

HI LuAnn, some beautiful quilt tops will look lovely when bound and quilted .A lovely collection of quilts.

Leanne said...

What a fun box to unpack, you will be busy for awhile.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Nice surprises and memories to unpack! Love the S in the Park especially.

Teresa said...

You do such pretty work,. I believe that Shakesphere I the Park is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

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