Putting it all together

Here's some of what I've been doing lately.  Putting together the puzzle pieces of Ryan's quilt.  I really like how this is working out.  It is a trick though, to make everything fit together.


I can't remember if I've shown this quilt top here before.  These little row houses are from one of Kaffe Fassett's books.  I put the blocks together perhaps over 2 years ago.  A few months ago a pulled them out and added the appliqued windows because it needed a little something.  I just put the borders on the other day. 


This quilt is a real oldie.  I pieced this with foundation papers (NEVER AGAIN!) during our year in Hawaii over 5 years ago.  It was soon after that I realized I can't hand quilt with batiks and then we moved here where such a tropical quilt seemed out of place.  It's just been sitting and waiting for a backing.  Well, I got the backing pieced and will take it to a longarm quilter as soon as can find her info.


I'm going to keep working on Ryan's quilt so I can get it off the floor.  A design wall would be really handy right now!  I don't want to put it away until the pieces are together so I don't have to figure it out again.  Then I want to baste the top two so I can get down to the hand quilting!