Sunday, March 25, 2012

On a Roll Again

It seems that I haven't been finishing off a lot of projects lately, but I did have one project on the go that I just couldn't add to the blog because it was a baby gift for my sister, and I know she checks this blog.  :)

So without further rambling, here is the crib-sized quilt that I made for my newest nephew, Troy!  
Welcome, baby Troy!

Quilting was done in a meander stitch, and I used a varigated brown/cream thread.

 The backing was a polka-dot flannel.

Baby Troy on his quilt.
Born February 9 weighing in at 9 lb, Troy is now 6 weeks old and 13 lb!
He's a cutie!

I made this bag about a week ago for my church's quilt group.  We make quilts for patients with cancer, and we add a quilt in a bag so it's easier for them to bring their quilt (and perhaps a book) into hospital for treatments. 

We moved our son into a "big boy bed" and I added a quilt I had made last year.
Lots of bright colours & fun polka dots.

This photo looks really blah but the colours truly are better up close.
It was overcast & very windy today, so I took this pic indoors.
Anyways, this is my finished Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along quilt top.
Measurements: 59" x 75.5"

I whipped up this table runner last week, but I still have to add batting, backing & binding.
Measurements: 12" x 20"

 And finally... a quilt I am very excited about... the Synchronized Squares Quilt.
I had started this quilt along last year, but I then realized that it was meant to be a rag quilt, so all the coloured squares were to be ragged edges... and I do NOT like rag quilts.
I then pieced this quilt together without ragged edges (ie, the "nice sewn seams") and I just LOVE this finished look.
The squares are layer cake squares that I won last year from another quilt along!
Measurements: 48" x 56"

A peek at the backing: orange with polka dots.

Things on my sewing list now:

  • finish up civil-war-coloured layer cake quilt top
  • finish green/yellow/brown/white table runner (quilt top done this week)
  • start ABC crib quilt
  • catch up on the next 2 quilt blocks for Freebie 15 & Companion
... and then perhaps I can start catching up on my very, very overdue photo albums. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Few More Blocks

February has been such a crazy busy month... and I am hoping March will be a little less busy and will allow me to catch up on some sewing projects.

I did manage to complete 4 quilt blocks.  The blocks are FAR from perfect, but there comes a time when you really just want to get it done.

Freebie 15: Sand Dollar

Freebie 15: Sand Bar
This block is smaller than it's supposed to be (12") and the sandbar squares are so terribly crooked - agh!

Block 11 "Fractured Star" for Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along

Block 12 - "Faceted Friendship" for Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along

Twelve stars all done... now to add sashing & bind to finish them off as a quilt top!

I have the fabric to finish up the FQSQA quilt top, but I just need some time now!

I am finishing off binding for 2 quilts, so will post photos when they both are done.