Monday, September 20, 2010

[more] quilting-as-you-go

I was down to 2 projects, not anymore. I decided to do another quilting-as-you-go project. This one will be bigger ( I am thinking twin sized ?) and I do believe it will be a birthday gift for my almost 4 year old. I love that it makes me think outside the box and I use up all those pesky fabric scraps !

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[ swish, swish ! ]

Ah. Remember this one ? From the back to back blizzards of 2010 ?
I finally pulled it out and finished it. The fabric is Nest by Tula Pink for Moda (swish, swish). I decided to quilt it on the diagonal, like oh a million times. Actually I need all the help I can get with my straight quilting. Mostly I just need to S-L-O-W down.
The back and binding is from this awesome fabric I found at J's for $1.99 a yard. NO JOKE ! I bought everything that was left on the bolt.
Finished size is 51.5 inches by 62 inches. It is for sale, but I am itching to keep it !

I have one more "oldie" that needs to be quilted and finished and I have a birthday quilt in the works for a very special almost-4-year old.

woof ! woof !

This quilt was from a pack of fat quarters I snapped up when they were 50% off at J's. Doggie fabric is impossible to pass up. I added the black and white polka dots.
The pattern is just a random nine block. The back is a really cute paw print fabric that I somehow managed to NOT get a photo of. Slacking. Shame on me.
The finished size ended up being 38 inches by 49 inches. Perfect for that "little person" who loves doggies and puppies.


I picked up this pack of fat quarters on a whim awhile ago. Not my usual colors or pattern, I just thought they were so pretty I could not pass them up.
Which was good for me since I was "commissioned" to make a quilt for the ailing mother of a family friend (that was a mouthful) The fabric was perfect for her, just perfect.
I did my favorite patchwork blocks set with wide sashing. I really love this one. It's awfully romantic (and I don't usually do romantic) Calming colors and the free motion quilting blends into the background making the fabric the focal point, which I like.
I forgot to take the final measurements. It's smaller than a twin, but more than enough for your lap. It was well received and I enjoyed making it.