Tuesday, March 30, 2010

one block wonder top finished!

yaaa, finished with the top.  It's hard to take a pic of a whole quilt top by yourself, but here is the best I could do.  I'll try to get a good pic of it when it's back from the quilters :)  I plan to send it early next week :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

design wall (bed) Monday

this is my mission today:  finish the top of my one-block-wonder.  I think I can, I think I can.....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a quilt for the new baby in the family

My cousin's wife recently had their first baby, a boy.   This is the quilt I made for them for the baby. I wanted to make something not girly obviously, but something that would work if they have another baby later and it's a girl.   I followed the directions on Moda Bake Shop called 'pinwheel baby quilt' .  I used a charm pack of Moda's ''animal alphabet'' and some white I had in my stash.  I also used a turquoise that was in my stash for the backing, but did end up buying the binding material. I used warm&white batting (also in my stash), and quilted by machine all over with an overlapping circles design, being very loose with the design just making sure it was quilted all over.  I LOVE how this turned out and I think I will definitely be making more!!!  I want to make a girly one and quilt it in some freeform flowers next :)  Hubby really likes this and wanted me to keep it for future grandkids.  I think I can make another one though!  I have 3 more animal alphabet charm packs :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

son #1's quilt is DONE!

I got son #1's quilt back from the quilter - got it trimmed, binding on, quilt label on, and washed! It's now completely done and on his bed!

A pic of the back - I didn't have enough of one fabric, so I made due with what I had! Those orbs that showed up in the pic, no clue where those came from!!! I see a total of 4.... does that mean we have 4 spirits living in my son's room? LOL

A close-up of the quilting - really cool huh?!!!! I will be using this quilter again!