Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Well, actually yesterday was the day. Mary bought fabric for a quilt for her expected grand-niece back in March or April. She did not want it cut up. She loved the fabric and just wanted it quilted and made into a quilt for Sienna Joy, expected in July.
I did not post a picture because I did not want her mom to see it and ruin the surprise. Sienna was born yesterday 7/11/11 and I'm sure her mom is too busy now to read my blog, so I'm posting the picture. The fabric is Valori Wells flannel. I quilted around some of the animals and then meandered to fill in.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In February we started a Mystery Quilt with out guild. We choose fabrics, made some small blocks and now we are beginning to put blocks together. I'm very anxious to see how it turns out. Here are some of my blocks to date. This should be rotated to get the correct perspective, but you get the idea.
I finished a quilt that I bought fabric for 2 years ago in Michigan. It has a fussy cut center and uses scrappy Kaffe Fassett prints. It was a pain to make because it is big and it had to be laid out to make the diamond pattern and keep the colors in the correct place. Twice I ran out of a certain color and had to order more. I finally got it pieced in May and quilted it on my Bernina. I like the quilting, which included some free-motion and some straight-line quilting. It is a lightweight quilt with only flannel as a batting. I was happy to finish this project. I used a vintage sheet as a backing, which makes it soft and light. I really like this as a summer coverup.