At our October guild meeting I found out that we are making baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace. I have started piecing HSTs together. I would like to finish my donation quilt as my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
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This summer Erin married her sweetheart Paul. Paul’s sister Sue just had a baby girl. She is the first grandchild in their family. In honour of the birth of Leah and the joining of our families I made her this baby quilt.
I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
I used trapunto to make the hearts pop and then did a dense quilting in the background to enhance their 3d effect even more.
I like the back of this quilt. I used some left over HST blocks and a few 5 inch squares. You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.
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Well it took two FALS (first quarter FAL list) and one ALYoF (March) but Leftovers IV is finally finished. I did a lot of ruler work on it and quite a bit of dense quilting. I was able to cross two items off my bucket list with this one…..a string quilt and a HST quilt.
To see more pictures and read about the making of this quilt click here
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It is that time again to make a commitment to the final quarter of the 2014 finish-a-long hosted by Katy at the Littlest Thistle. I have one left over from last quarter that didn’t get finished and I am adding four more to my list for a total of five.
Leftovers III is on my frame and about 3/4 quilted so I just have to finish it off and bind it.
Leftovers IV is going to be a HST string quilt. I’ve got about 80% of the blocks made so I have to finish the last few, find the perfect layout, sew them together, quilt and then bind.
Yesterday I volunteered to be a pattern tester for Adrianne at On the Windy Side. I’ve got roughly 15 days to have a finished queen size quilt top. Although it is a tight timeline….I’m looking forward to the new experience. I am not allowed to share the pattern with you just yet because it is top secret until it is published and for sale at the end of the month. I’m primarily using Zen Chic’s Barcelona fabric along with some Grunge fabric from Basic Grey. When the quilt is completed I am going to donate it to http://littlewarriors.ca/events/quilts-for-the-be-brave-ranch/. Each child is given a quilt when they arrive at camp and when they leave they get to take it home with them.
At the 2nd quarter FAL wrap up party I was lucky enough to win a $25 gift card from Becca at Sew me a Song. I used it to help purchase this 1/2 yard fabric bundle. I think these fabrics, plus a few more from my stash, will make a cute quilt for a little girl. I am using the same pattern as above and it will be donated to the Be Brave Ranch too.
And my final project is a commission. A queen size quilt for my massage therapist. She gave me this pillow sham to use as my inspiration and left the rest up to me. No pressure there. I can’t say much more or show the fabrics that I’m using because she looks at my blog and I want this to be a complete surprise….hopefully a good one?!?!?!
Yikes….this is a big list.
#Urban Windows is my second FAL finish of the 3rd quarter (link to 3rd quarter FAL wish list). It was a little time consuming to FMQ but I love all the dimension and texture that the quilting added. I custom quilted each “window” with a different design and then I used a funky triple wave in the sashing.
To read more about this quilt and see more pictures pick click here.
Leftovers III in on my frame and I’ve completed about half of the free motion quilting. Lots of ruler work but I am liking how it is turning out. It won’t be a 3rd quarter FAL finish. I guess it will have to go on my next FAL list.
I’ve got almost all of the HST’s for Leftovers IV completed. I just need to lay them out on my design wall and start sewing them together.
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|2014 WIP||Size||Current status|
|Waterlily||Wall hanging||quilt top|
|Asian One block wonder||Queen||Finished|
|Triangle QAL||Twin||For sale|
|Pink & blue batik||King||Donated|
|Asian Shadow Box||King||For sale|
|Little Warriors Charity (x7)||Twin||Donated|
|Charm Square Crib 1||Baby||Donated|
|Charm Square Crib 2||Baby||For Sale|
|Charm Square Crib 3||Baby||For Sale|