I didn't mean to take a month and a half off from blogging sorry about that! Let me get you up to speed. I finished the Star Wars quilt. Aidan loves it! I still need to make a pillow sham but I'll get around to it eventually.
I've been watching a lot of baseball games, and practices, and games, and practices......
And I've managed to attend a track meet, and a few other events for my older son, (can't neglect the middle child).
I finally finished the first Game of Thrones book, now I'm working on book two. If you haven't read them you really should they are amazing!
I finished the Welsh inspired quilting on this quilt. Somehow I never took a full finished picture so I'll have to do an entire blog post just for it.
I made a shop sample for my friend Katie. This quilt will have to have it's own post too, when it gets finished. It's still just a top hanging on my design wall.
I made me a dress!!! I used the Staple Dress pattern, and it is fantastic. I will be making more of these!
And I started a baby quilt for my cousin. She is due in two weeks, but is convinced she will deliver this weekend. I hope she doesn't mind if I'm a bit late with the quilt.
So thats what I've been up to, what have you been doing?
I am determined to finish all my WIP's and UFO's, so that means I have lots to show you today. First up is this red, green, and yellow quilt that I started sometime in 2008. My tastes have definitely changed since starting this quilt, but it will make a good picnic/baseball/soccer practice quilt. I have two more rows to attach, then the dreadful basting can proceed.
Speaking of basting, I have basted three quilts in the past two days. My knees are killing me! The first is the Robert Kaufman solid challenge quilt from 20011. I did some fancy pre-quilting marking on it. hopefully I can start the quilting this week.
Next to be basted was my Granny Tula quilt. This quilt top has only been finished for months, not years, so I don't feel too bad.
Last but not least, is my swoon quilt. I think this is my most favorite quilt I've ever made. It has all my favorite prints in it, and how can you not love a Swoon quilt?
One quilt in progress, and three all basted and waiting to be quilted. I think I have enough to keep me busy for a while. What are you working on?
This week I'm working on my Swoon quilt. I finished the ninth and final block yesterday. So now I'm playing around with the layout, and then I can add the sashing strips. I also have a lot of half square triangles leftover from making the flying geese that I would love to somehow work into a border. In other words I still have some work to do.
And, I finished the Star Wars quilt top so check back tomorrow and I'll show it to you.
My mom request a mini quilt for a friend. The requirements were that I could only use the colors of her favorite sports teams in it. Her teams are the Denver Nuggets, Raiders, Yankees, and the San Jose Sharks. Not colors I would normally put together, but I think it came out perfect. The hardest team ended up being the Nuggets. Finding the right yellow and blue was challenging but after digging through ALL my yellow and blue fabric I came out victorious without having to buy any. Now I can get back to the Star Wars quit.
This week, (and probably the next couple), will be spent working on this Star Wars quilt. My youngest loves Star Wars, and I have been promising him this for a long time. Since his birthday is next month I think it's the perfect time to get it finished. I plan on sending this one to Tia to be long arm quilted. Tia has a computer guided long arm machine, and one of the designs is Star Wars ships. How cool is that? Can't wait to watch this one grow.
I finished the saltwater pillow to go along with Denise's quilt. I used the leftover scraps and made a log cabin block, quilted it up, backed it, put a binding on it and BAM, done. Now to get them in the mail to Denise.
Next on my list is a Star Wars quilt for my son. I'll show that one later this week.
This week I'm working on a pillow cover to go along with the Saltwater New Wave quilt I made. I should be finished with it by Friday and then both quilt and pillow can be sent off to Denise.
What are you working on this week?
I made this beautiful quilt for the lovely Denise. Denise lives in Canada and I've had the pleasure of making quilts for her in the past. This time she requested a quilt using Tula Pink's Saltwater collection. After a few pattern suggestions she chose the New Wave quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. This is the fourth new wave quilt I have made, and it's one of my favorites for showing off large scale prints.
Here is a closeup of the back of the quilt. You can see I did a lot of quilting. I wanted to play around with different quilting designs and I love the way it turned out. This is my third completed quilt of the year, WOW!! And this is my finish for the Lovely Year of Finishes. Woot Woot!!
Now to move on to the next project, which I think will be a Star Wars quilt for my youngest.