I have been wanting to do a Autumn Quilt for my King size bed (yes I said king size) for some time. Honestly it scares the heck out of me, but I am just going to jump right on in and do it 1 block at a time. So here we go. I saw this block pattern on Pinterest and said to myself "I can do that." Here is the web link. I have been collecting fabric for this quilt a little at a time in 1/2 yard pieces. Here is what I have so far. I still want to add a few more colors to this.
I cut out my pieces and laid out the rows. I started sewing them together and oops sewed it together wrong. Take it out and start over.
Here is the way it is suppose to look.
2 1/2 hours later I finished my first block. I think it came out pretty good. I still have to square it up a little bit, but I will do that later.
I will be alternating this block pattern with another. I haven't decided on that pattern yet. For now I will just get these done. I figure by the time I have enough of this one in many color combinations I will have figured out what I want the other pattern to be.
We have a friend who recently had a baby boy. I made this little quilt for him. This quilt went really fast. It took a week of doing a little here and a little there. Night 1 I cut out all the pieces. Night 2 I sewed all the 4 square together. Night 3 sewed the rows together.
Day 4 was quilting it, and day 5 was binding and washing it. It turned out really cute.
Here is the baby quilt. I had a few hiccups but all in all it came out fine. My hubby keeps telling me that I am still learning so they won't be perfect. I still want them to be perfect but I am learning so I am willing at the moment to let some of the imperfections go. Anyways here are the pictures of the finished quilt.
I love the backing material. It looks like Mike and Ike candy.
Saw this easy tutorial on making a Modern Square Garden Quilt. I first was going to make it for my niece (who will be a year in February) for Christmas. After finishing the top I realized that it wasn't going to be big enough. I thought about adding to it, but new fabric patterns would have looked funny. I have a colleague where I donate my time who is having a baby in December. So I thought this would be a perfect baby shower gift. I still have to go pick out the backing, but I will have the quilt finished this weekend unless something comes up.The binding is made up of scraps from the left over fabric.
I have recently taken over a project. My mom (bless her heart) wanted to make a baby afghan for my brother's new baby (This was back in November 2012). Baby was due in February. My mom asked me the other day if I could finish it for her. I have taken on the afghan. Here are the picks of the afghan.
It is only 9 inches long so I have my work cut out. I figure if I do a few rows at night while watching TV, I should have it finished in no time.