Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Space robot pillow

A week or so ago I finished the space robot pillow.  It is made out of the extra flannel that is the backing for the Space Robot quilt.  I'm not overly excited about how it turned out, but it will work.

I just sewed two pieces of flannel together and cut up batting scraps for the filler.  I was wondering how it would turn out.  It turned out kind of lumpy, to be honest.  But it will work for my four year old.  It's still soft.

It has made me think about if there is a better way for using up the batting scraps for the middle of a pillow though.  Maybe I'll try another way some day.

Monday, March 7, 2016

March rollover

I decided that I don't want to have a goal this month.  I'm not really sure why, but nothing is "due" too soon so I'm just going to work on anything.  The only plan is to switch out the scrap quilt from the frame and put the triangle baby quilt on...about mid-month.

Here's the progress from last month:
1. A triangle baby quilt.  Top done, ready for quilting. 

2. Scrap quilt. Started quilting.  There's no rush on this one, so I'm just going to work on it when I can.

3. bee hive scrap something.  I have a ton of scraps from the bee hive quilt.  I've made them into HSTs and am ironing and trimming them.  Then I'll have to figure out a layout.

4. scrap quilt #2. Done!  It's ready for quilting.  It's larger than I thought it would be, but oh well.

5. Space robot pillow.   The outside is made and I'm cutting up extra batting for stuffing. 

Other items still waiting around.  I increased from last month again. :)

6. The bee hive quilt. 
7. Sunset wall hanging. 
8. Simply solids bee quilt.   
9. Rainbow log cabin.
10.  Pluses quilt.
11. Orphan rocket block.
12. Quilt nautical quilt. 
13. Jeweled floors.
14. Lost piece (almost whole cloth quilt).  
15. Winter quilt.  
16. fabric from Christmas.  
17. Kids' quilt.   
18. A pillow with green/purple fabric.  
19. Baby quilt (girl)
20. Baby quilt (unknown)
21. Baby quilt (TBD)
22. Aunt's quilt
23. Wedding quilt

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bee quilt - question

I'm finally putting some of blocks from my bee quilt together.  However, I didn't specify that I wanted scrappy blocks, and some of the non-scrappy blocks had a lighter grey background instead of a medium grey.

I think two or three of them especially stand out in the quilt.  So here's the question...leave them as is because it adds some interest or take them apart and incorporate their quarters evenly throughout the quilt?  I'm torn.

(Note - this isn't the final layout.  Just an in process one before I started joining the extra quarters that I've made together.  Obviously, I need 11 more.)