Thursday, February 16, 2017

Checkerboards and Snowballs

Here is the green and yellow checkerboard quilt. Yes, layered and quilted in one day.

Here is the quilt back.

I know you are wondering how I could get so much done given how meticulous my quilting assistant is. Well...we're having a new roof put on the house and apparently that much noise causes quilting assistants to hide. At least for the morning. Buddy stays hidden all day, but Molly has become more brave and comes out at noon.

I will let you decide what she thinks is worse...the roofers or my willingness to engage in unsupervised quilting activities.

I also used Molly's absence to get a full shot of my grandmother's snowball quilt.

Here's a close-up.

And here are the red fabrics in the quilt. The fabric in the lower right hand corner is a bit different than the rest...a slightly heavier fabric and a beige background.  It seems like it might have been used for home decoration although it is more lightweight than what would be used today.


  1. Great finish! Love seeing the different fabrics in your grandmothers quilt, so interesting!

  2. Love your quilt, so bright and cheery

  3. You're a real whizz getting that quilt top into a finished quilt so quickly! Molly definitely has rather a concerned look on her face.

  4. I love your green and yellow quilt. What a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Your grandmothers quilt is amazing!!

  5. Looks like Molly's world is totally turned upside down. I love the checkerboard quilt and really, really love the snowball!