Monday, May 22, 2017

mini quilt

A friend of mine had a miscarriage recently.  I made a tiny quilt to remember the tiny baby.

I made the eternity knot.  (I saw it here originally.)  Well, I mostly made it.  The top HST is rotated, but I didn't see it until it was way too late to fix.  I also decided that although I love how it looks, I might not ever want to make a quilt out of them.  In fact, I should probably not make a mini out of them again either.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nautical quilt - quilted!

I've had this quilt sitting around for a long time.  It was in a large stack my mother-in-law gave me, but she said she didn't care how long it took to finish.  So it probably took close to two years, when the rest of my quilt tops had all been taken care of.


In the main portion, I used a grey thread.  On the sashing I made a rope (from Angela Walters) and in the blocks I did a bunting that matched two of the fabrics.  I made some waves around the border in a dark blue thread.  I originally did the waves in the swimsuit quilt and it was nice to have something already worked out for a water theme.


The back was a solid, so you could really see the quilting well.  At first I was rather nervous about doing the bunting, especially with the solid back where you'd be able to see all my mistakes.  I knew there'd be several because the design calls for some travel over already sewn lines, and I just don't do that very well.

However, if I take a step back it looks fine.  Even better than fine.  I like how the bunting turned out. 



Friday, May 5, 2017

April progress

1. Woodlands quilt.  My goal for April is to get the top finished.  I'm about half way done, so I don't think it'll be too much of a stretch to finish it.  It's nice to have some easy months and maybe I'll even be lucky and get it quilted! 

2. Temperature quilt.  I neglected this for most of April, but when I looked in the bag I did have March all sewn together and a few days in April, so I much have worked on it near the beginning.  Although it's now May, I've finished April and am all caught up again.




3. Quilt nautical quilt.  This is all done, but it needs a final post.

4. Scrap quilt. This has been waiting for some time for me to finish quilting it.  A while ago I took it off the quilter, and then decided that I needed some quilting in the colored sections too.  Several thread trials later I "gave up" and used matching colors for each strip.  I now have a million thread ends to bury.  But I think it was worth it.

                           
Other items still waiting aroundMy numbers finally went down!

5. Meshing solid HSTs.
6. Rainbow log cabin.  
7. Simply solids bee quilt.   
8. Sunset wall hanging. 
9. scrap quilt #2. 
10. Orphan rocket block. 
11. Jeweled floors.
12. Lost piece (almost whole cloth quilt).  
13. Winter quilt.   
14. fabric from Christmas.   
15. A pillow with green/purple fabric.
16. green/white hourglass quilt.
17. Trying to fit in - left over triangle quilt. 
18. baby quilt - possibly pair with another idea TBD
19. Another baby quilt