Friday, June 21, 2013

Stash quilt

For the win! I love when I can complete an entire quilt with supplies I already own. I also love when a design idea turns out better than anticipated. This quilt fits into both of those categories.

It has been gifted to a lovely friend expecting her first, a boy, in August. This little quilt turned out to be an odd size. I was more interested in the design than the dimensions, so, I deemed it a tummy time quilt. The fact that it is so high contrast and has several eye catching prints is really what makes this a great tummy time blanket though.

I stupidly bravely backed it in solid white, so my black and color coordinated quilting really shows up. I love the look.

I quilted the chevrons in black and then matched thread to each of the rows of color. I think it makes the back fun, even if some of my stitching was a bit wonky. The crinkle factor helps hide most of that.

My little helper hard at work. She 'helps' tape the backing down and then takes it off all by herself. I basted this at night and left it for her to pull up. As you can see, she takes her job very seriously, not even changing out of pajamas before completing her task.

It feels good to have a finish this week. Have a great weekend!

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Works in progress aplenty

You know, I have been a busy little beaver. Mostly mothering, but I have been squeezing in sewing time. What I have been having a really hard time doing is blogging about it.

No more, I am going to try to be better about getting my projects, thoughts, and happenings out here. It really helps me and I also enjoy the link ups because it takes me to blogs I wouldn't normally visit.

So, without further ado, here are some of the projects I have going....

Auction quilts-Every three years, my husband's family has a family reunion. As part of the festivities they have an auction to help offset the cost of the next reunion. These two crib quilts are my contributions to the auction.

"Boy" quilt. This guy is ready to be basted.
"Girl" quilt. I still need to put a border on this one.


Pack and play quilt-All it needs is binding. That's all! I guess it really should be finished now shouldn't it?

Rainbow quilt-This one has a bit of work to be done. I plan to slice it up a bit and add some sashing. Should be interesting.

I have a few other things that I can't share here yet and I will be back tomorrow or Friday with a finish!

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


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