I have been very busy this month. I had to make 2 baby quilts, by October 11th. The first one was for my nephew. He and his wife are having their first baby. The second is for a friend of the family's daughter. Here is a picture of the quilt for my Nephew. This was taken before it was quilted and the binding put on. I forgot to take a picture of it finished.
Here is the other one. Just got it finished with a little time to spare. I had done another one but part way though my husband looked at it and said it wasn't bright enough for a baby quilt.
Finished, wrapped and ready to go to their new homes.
Hello everyone, it has been awhile since my last post. I have been trying to finish up a few projects and time got away from me. Anyways I wanted to share a quilt that I just finished. I named it Unknown Origin because I don't know where the original 4" qst blocks came from. I purchased a bag of them for $2.00.
Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I loved the colors and I have a friend who has a guest room with these colors. So I sewed them into 4 square blocks and squared them up.
I ended up with 48 blocks. Not to bad. I made rows of 6 blocks across, and had 8 rows down. Sewed them all together and this is what it looked like.
I put on 3 different size borders so it would be a lap sized quilt. The back is the same fabric as the middle purple border.
Quilt is now finished and I like the way it turned out. It will be going to it's new home on the 4th of July.
I finally got the Scrap Candy Quilt top finished. Boy did that one have a lot of pieces in the blocks. This one is for my daughter. Hopefully we will get to the fabric store today so she can pick out the backing fabric for it.
I have become frustrated and practically crying. When piecing this quilt, my piecing was a little bit off, which made my blocks not line up properly. I was practically in tears when I started putting the rows together.
There is nothing I can do. This quilt is for my niece and I wanted it to look nice. It didn't have to be perfect, but this is way off.
I did find this dragon fly template to to use for quilting the middle of the dragonfly square blocks.
The finished product will be shown soon.
I have decided to rip the quilt apart and re-square the blocks. I hope this will fix the problem. In the mean time I am sewing together a quick quilt top in case I can't fix this one.
Quilt top is done and ready to quilt. Thanks to the best husband in the world. My dear husband re-squared all 48 blocks for me. It took some time but he managed to fix all of them. I put a orange border around it to make up for the lost inches, but it looks great.
I saw this nice quilt from Moda Bake Shop. Thought it would make a nice Graduation/off to college quilt for my niece. I love making quilts but I am on a really tight budget. I get most of my fabrics from Walmart or the second hand store that I volunteer at. I had leftover jelly roll strips from a baby quilt that I just finished. I also used some white that I had on hand. I didn't like all that solid (what looked like grey) fabric so I went with a black based dragonfly pattern for the squares and orange for the rest. As for the orange and the dragonfly material I was able to get it on sale. I made a sample block first with some scrap fabric that I had. Just to see it I could make the block. It came out fine (this block will be use in a sample block quilt when I have enough blocks).
Here are the fabrics that I chose.
Now that everything is cut and ready to go I will be starting to put the pieces together tonight. I will be posting updates on how it is coming together.
Here is a block with the fabrics chosen. I think it is going to look great when finished.